Do you believe "poverty" should last forever? We don't! That is why we are passionate about bringing hope to women that are trapped in this reality.
Help us "break" the cycle of poverty in the Springfield, Nixa, & Ozark, Missouri areas by giving to the CWJC upscale resale shop, "Ozarks Mountaintop Cottage." We need display racks, shelving, & equipment for a 3,000 sq ft building located in Ozark MO, already secured. We have a substantial number of people, businesses, and churches ready to donate clothing, home décor, and furniture to stock this store, but we need the infrastructure! Our budget is set and our volunteers are gearing up for the Grand Opening Day!
Christian Women's Job Corp of Southwest Missouri is a ministry to help women in all types of poverty situations. We will be working with the local agencies as well as churches to work with women that are in need. We are a part of a national ministry, created by WMU (Women's Mission Union) in which there are approximately 250 work sites across the United States. We are currently working through Countryside Christian Church in Ozark, but have applied for 501C3 status to serve the Springfield/Ozark/Nixa area.
Our mission is to teach bible study to bring women to know who Jesus is and how He can radically change their lives. We will help each woman identify their strengths which will lead to determining their purpose in life. We will be teaching job skills, basic computer classes, nutrition and health classes, tutoring for GED, money management, as well as other job and life skills to increase their qualifications for employment or better employment. We will also help them connect to businesses through a job shadowing program as well as entrance into a college for continuing education and promote job placement.
Our one-on-one mentoring program makes us unique in that each woman will be assigned a Christian woman that will walk with her along her journey. She will pray with her, study scripture with her, and listen to what is going on in her life. This spiritual/emotional support is important because many women are experiencing devastating events in their life, from divorce, job loss, physical/mental abuse, a homeless situation, etc.
We are thankful for your generous support and will work very diligently in keeping our community aware as women's lives are changed and government assistance is a part of their past, not their future.