Transforming lives…one girl at a time
At Pace Hernando, we provide girls and young women with an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. Pace values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace. However, this tremendous effort truly does take a village, and we work diligently to ensure that our girls receive the best possible services each day for themselves and their families. There are several areas of our program that would benefit from the financial support this grant offers.
What will these funds be used to purchase?
Our families come to us with many economic challenges and in order to assist our girls and their families, we have a pantry that provides food and personal hygiene items for short term and emergency situations. This happens frequently and is one area we find difficult to maintain. Additionally, clothing needs are a high area of concern for our young ladies. At times, our girls are placed in a situation where they need to relocate from one home to another, sometimes at a moment’s notice, which does not allow for the opportunity to bring their personal belongings with them. Therefore, having clothing items readily available would be extremely helpful, as our girls often need everything from pajamas to shoes. We must rely on community support for this.