An innovative, grassroots program, Warrior Moms works to eradicate emotional paralysis among single mothers who live in poverty. Warrior Moms has studied, researched and implemented proven and tested= intellectual property products and tools that create remedies for emotional paralysis. With support from Dogwood, Warrior Moms is developing a one- stop healing program named “Warrior Moms Ink” that gives participants the tools and support to develop their own intellectual property by creating music, writing poetry, publishing a book or developing a wellness product that allows them to monetize their experiences and demonstrate healing for others.
Located in Henderson County, El Centro is home to many programs, including the Latino Advocacy Coalition (LAC). For the past 14 years, LAC has provided support for the Hispanic/Latino community throughout WNC, including English and Spanish classes, after-school tutoring, GED classes, family mutual support programs, civic education, free and low-cost counseling, cognitive, trauma and grief therapy, and cooperative programs with state and local officials. This small-but-mighty organization was ready to take the next step toward stability and growth, and Dogwood’s capacity-building support will help LAC’s staff of three add a new administrative and fundraising professional. This new team member is creating a broad fundraising campaign for LAC and supporting the growth of new programs and partnerships.