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Women Achieving New Directions FAQ

Who is eligible for the Women Achieving New Directions program?
Low–income working, single parents who support their dependent children and work at least 30 hours a week are eligible. Call us to check your eligibility.

How do I sign up for services?
Call Women Achieving New Directions for information. If you are interested in and eligible for services, you will have an informational meeting with one of our friendly, caring and expert counselors. They can enroll you.

Is there a cost to participate?
Women Achieving’s services are offered for a very reasonable sliding fee. No woman is turned away for inability to pay.

Can you help with training to get a new job?
Women Achieving New Directions sometimes receives grants to offer skills training. Participants must be eligible and enrolled in the WAND program in order to receive this additional training.

What services do you offer?
Services provided are educational evening workshops (childcare and snacks provided) and individual employment counseling. Participants learn how to negotiate their salary, identify their interests and strengths, connect with other successful women, set goals for today and tomorrow, create powerful resumes and cover letters, build a professional network, ace the interview and live their dreams!

Can you help me start my own business?
Helping women start their own businesses is outside the scope of services provided by Women Achieving.

I work during the day. How can I access Women Achieving New Directions’ services?
Services are created with the working, single mom in mind. We offer evening and occasionally weekend workshops. Counselors are available to talk or meet with you in the evening as well.

I already have a job. How will you help me?
Women Achieving New Directions’ services are designed for the woman who wants to “career upgrade” or “career ladder.” This means her goals include improving her work situation by finding another job, advancing in her current job or starting a new career.

How do I find out more about becoming a mentor?
Contact the mentor coordinator at (612) 752-8560 or e-mail: llanning@resource-mn.org

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