Our 2016 Impact
(As a 100% volunteer-led organization)

 

198

Abuse Survivors & their Families

24

Ongoing Projects

55

in Financial Services

1.1

Volunteer Hours

 

In NYC Evaluations

93% of members improved their knowledge in budgeting

100% of members increased their knowledge on credit and credit repair

100% of members boosted their job search focus with career goals

 

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Shine Success Stories

WomanKind

 

Challenge:

Limited vocational training was available to WomanKind’s emergency shelter
residents.

Shine’s Solution:

Created 12-session program that challenged residents to plan and pitch for an
event that aligned with their vocational aspirations. This experience was then
added to their resumes to enhance their candidacy.

Comments:

“The work that Shine Foundation has done has been tremendously supportive of
the residents and staff. They assisted in building a sense of community not only
among the residents but also among the staff. All involved had an opportunity
to learn not just the content being presented but also to learn about the other
participants in the group, creating a sense of collaboration and camaraderie that
would have been difficult to support in any other way.”

—Alena Victor, Director of Shelter Operations, WomanKind (formerly NYAWC)

 

House of Ruth

Challenge:

Limited, intensive financial planning education is available for HRM’s two-year
transitional housing residents.

Shine’s Solution:

Designed and delivered 12-session program to build residents’ financial planning
behaviors, including goal setting, recording expenses, checking income and
creating personal budgets. All surveyed participants reported increases in financial
planning behavior.

Comments:

“[The Shine Foundation facilitator] was very helpful. She was the first person to
listen to my problems with concern and offer some suggestions. I felt like I was
finally getting the help I’ve been looking for—genuine advice on budgeting.”

—House of Ruth Maryland Client