2009 Stepping Stones Report: Laying the Foundation for Women's Economic Security

2009 Stepping Stones Report: Laying the Foundation for Women's Economic Security

The Washington Area Women's Foundation has issued a new report on its $5 million Stepping Stones program, which supports nonprofits that provide job training, financial literacy, and childcare programs for low-income, single mothers. The 2009 Stepping Stones Report: Laying the Foundation for Women's Economic Security (12 pages, PDF) found that demand for the program's financial education and counseling services nearly doubled during the first six months of 2009 and that the program provided services to more than three thousand women, helping participants save a total of $2 million.