Empowering Homeless Women


Glendy Jimenez, Staff Writer

The Bay Area’s homeless population is ranked as one of the highest and worst in the United States (Bay Area Council Economic Institute). Women and children are the most vulnerable to homelessness. Several pathways lead to homelessness for women like lack of social support, immigration issues, and violence.

Pinole Valley’s Girl Empowerment club is working with the Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center to help empower homeless women and children for brighter futures. To learn more about them, go to https://www.womensdropin.org/.

Ways to Help

The club is hosting a drive and setting bins for donations. The dropoff location for the bin will be in front of Pinole Valley’s office. It will be there from November 2nd until November 20th.

If uncertain about what to donate, here is a list of donation items:

  • Baby Wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Antibacterial cleaning supplies (sprays/wipes)
  • Hand Warmers
  • Mittens Gloves
  • Diapers (size 5 and 6)
  • $10 Target Gift Cards

If unable to donate to the bin, there is another. There is a GoFundMe where you can donate.

All donations are very much appreciated and anything helps!