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.”