My Girlfriend’s House was started in 2010 by professional women, who leveraged their expertise and resources to serve their community by creating a mentoring program for teen girls living in homeless shelters, underserved neighborhoods and those in need of guidance. Their mission is to empower teenage girls living in poverty to break the cycle and maintain a positive understanding of self-worth, confidence and professional advancement. They accomplish this through group mentoring, life skills training and career & academic planning.
For five years, My Girlfriend’s House has had great success connecting women and young ladies with each other to build positive relationships, encourage personal growth and enhance academic and career skills. Through ongoing community support and dedicated outreach My Girlfriend’s House has been able to extend their reach to the young ladies of their community, while positively impacting other organizations and individuals. My Girlfriend’s House was formed with the desire to help girls living in adverse situations to thrive beyond the social norms and make notable impacts within the community.
Today, My Girlfriend’s House is a viable solution to the rapidly growing problem of truancy, pregnancy and delinquency amongst teenage girls living in the DC Metropolitan area.
The organization has quickly expanded into one with a number of services, programs, volunteers and partner agencies that lend invaluable support and leadership to a community of girls who need it. So far, many have been helped by their innovative and collaborative means to help teen girls become better, stronger and smarter. Programs like their 8 hour weekly mentoring sessions,year-long alternative school suspension classes and annual purse drive fundraiser have already impacted over 15,000 women and teens girls.
My Girlfriend’s Houses’ vision is that girls grow up with the skills, tools, resources and education to be successful in their personal, professional and social lives. They hope that girls are empowered to improve the quality of their lives through access mentoring and personal development, job readiness and career planning, community services and acaddemic enrichment.
To learn more and make a donation, please visit: www.mygirlfriendshouse.org