March is Women’s History Month.
Designated by the US Congress in 1987, Women’s History Month. It coincides with the International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th for 2021. Join White Diamond Realty this month as we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Check out the Timeline of West Virginia Women’s History at the West Virginia State Archives.
Celebrate International Women’s Day by Supporting West Virginia Women Work
West Virginia Women Work is a nonprofit organization. Founded in 2000, it advocates for women on issues related to nontraditional employment, economic self-sufficiency and poverty. So, the organization works to assist women in West Virginia to earn a living wage. And, their primary focus and activities seek to help women explore, train and secure a job in nontraditional occupations, especially in the skilled trades.
Headquartered in Morgantown, West Virginia Women Work presently operates four active training sites. These are known as Step-Up for Women. These are located in the state in Morgantown, Charleston, Huntington, and Bridgeport. Employment placement rates are a whopping 80%. And, new graduates typically earn a minimum of $3 more per hour than in a traditional job.
Currently, they offer two programs:
Step Up for Women Construction Pre-Apprenticeship
Step Up for Women Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship
Financial Help for Women in West Virginia
There are many free grants for women to assist with financial and economic situations in West Virginia. And these include programs for women in business and options for homeownership. So, you can find resources for a variety of resources at this website.
Celebrate International Women’s Day by Supporting West Virginia Women’s Homeownership
We know that homeownership is a bedrock of economic stability. In 1868, West Virginia’s Legislature passed the first Married Women’s Property Act to allow a married woman to own property under certain circumstances. But, we’ve come a long way since then in terms of property rights.
Many women do not believe they can qualify to own a home. But, we know that there are many programs to assist with homeownership in West Virginia. In fact, we’ve written a post about first-time homeownership here.
So, if you want to own a home, contact us. We know the market in Monongalia County, Harrison County, Marion County, Preston County and Taylor County. There is a home for you in our market areas. So, take a look at these homes available right now in Monongalia County.