Friends of Susan B. Anthony Honors the Displaced Homemaker Program and Two of Santa Fe’s Own

displaced-homemakers-bannerLast Saturday, August 27, 2016,  the Friends of Susan B. Anthony held their annual Equality Day Luncheon. This year, the Displaced Homemaker Program, the former Coordinator, Nancy Griffin and JoAnn Wilkes, the current Coordinator of the Displaced Homemaker Program, were honored for the work they do and have done for many years. Over 300 people were in attendance as  Dr. Naima Brown, Vice President of Student Affairs, and Dr. Bea Awoniyi, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, attended with remarks. Dr. Sasser sent his remarks in to help honor them as well. Congratulations to all involved with this wonderful program!

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Displaced Homemaker’s Program Staff SF College: Lauren Samuels, Instructor; JoAnn Wilkes, Coordinator; Karen Sheets, Instructor; Wanda Howard-Holmes, Staff Assistant

The Displaced Homemaker Program focus is on the future and offers empowerment and employment assistance to homemakers who have been dependent upon someone for support which is no longer available to them, who are unemployed or not adequately employed and who would have difficulty in securing adequate employment. The program offers FREE classes and workshops throughout the year with regard to:

  • Life Management Skills including self esteem building, stress management, assertive communication skills, time management, problem solving and goal setting
  • Employability Skills including applications, resume development, interview techniques, professional image, job search plans and job maintenance
  • Basic Computer Skills including MS Word 2010 and 2013, Excel, email and Internet
  • Job Counseling
  • Financial Management
  • Educational Exploration

Criteria & Qualifications

To Qualify For The Displaced Homemaker Program you must be someone who has worked in the home providing unpaid household services for family members; and are unemployed or not adequately employed; and are, or has had, or would have had difficulty in securing adequate employment; and has been dependent on the income of another family member but is no longer supported by such income, or has been dependent on Federal assistance.

Displaced Homemaker Program Helps

  • Enhance self-confidence
  • Become self-supporting
  • Enter the job market
  • Make the transition from one role to another
  • Plan a new direction

For more information on the program, please contact joann.wilkes@scollege.edu or Call (352) 395-5047