• WACCS

The Women and Children’s Center of the Sierra provides education, job training, resources and support to help women escape or avoid poverty and provide a better life for their families.

  • We define poverty as
    • Situational, possibly caused by a job loss, divorce or a death
    • Generational, where three or more generations have lived in poverty.
  • Our clients have made a deliberate choice to leave poverty and public assistance programs behind, and raise their children with middle class values and expectations.
  • Our organization is based on the models and constructs of the work of Dr. Ruby Payne, Phillip DeVol, and Terie Dreussi Smith, published as “Bridges Out of Poverty.”