The Women’s Hearth provides haven for homeless women

Transitional Programs for Women, better known simply as “Transitions,” sponsors and originates programs to promote the individual growth and well-being of women and children in hardship. In 1991, Transitions established the Women’s Hearth program as a haven for homeless women.

The Women’s Hearth is a safe, welcoming place that encourages caring relationships and independence. The nonprofit organization created a special endowed agency fund at Innovia for Women’s Hearth in 2011.

“We started an endowment for general support of Transitions in 2009, but this beloved program deserved its own fund,” says Edie Rice-Sauer, Executive Director. Edie knows that financial assistance is the most important contribution the community can make. This new fund will help subsidize the services for the 1,300 women who participate in the program annually.

“People who know about the Women’s Hearth often want to invest to preserve Women’s Hearth services for low income and homeless women,” advises Rice-Sauer. “It is an amazing place for women to safely gather and find support for healing, as well as gain skills to grow.”

“Innovia Foundation has been an outstanding partner to Transitions,” says Rice-Sauer. “Endowments are needed to preserve services in this uncertain environment.”

"Innovia Foundation has been an outstanding partner to Transitions. Endowments are needed to preserve services in this uncertain environment." Edie Rice-Sauer, Executive Director, Transitional Programs for Women