Women’s Money Matters Announces Partnerships with Direct Financial Relief Organizations
Women experiencing unexpected financial hardships can now receive direct financial support
Women’s Money Matters, formerly Budget Buddies, has been providing financial wellness, confidence and security to hundreds of women living on low-incomes for over a decade and began offering direct financial assistance to provide relief when many women lost income when the Covid pandemic hit. Now, the organization is excited to announce new partnerships with organizations to provide additional financial relief directly to women who are experiencing financial hardships.
Danielle Piskadlo, Executive Director of Women’s Money Matters shares “The responses we got when we reached out with emotional and financial support during Covid were heartbreaking – getting low on baby formula, going shopping with my last $60, 38 weeks pregnant with no income – and now, with inflation and prices rising, we’re beyond excited to have developed partnerships to allow us to offer continued financial support to the women in our programs – past and present!”
The mission at Women’s Money Matters is to empower women on their financial wellness journey and assist them in planning for not only everyday living expenses but unexpected expenses as well.
According to the Federal Reserve’s 2018 Survey of Household Economics and Decision Making, roughly 40% of Americans would struggle to come up with $400 to pay an unexpected bill. These large and unexpected expenses can derail an individual’s spending plan and cause women to go into further debt.
Through its direct financial relief partners, currently including The Boston Bullpen Project, Bridge Forward Fund, and NeighborShare, Women’s Money Matters is able to help facilitate even more immediate relief to both current and past participants during challenging times to assist with emergency car payments, medical bills, rent, support leaving an abusive relationship, and more.
“We are so proud to be partnered with Women’s Money Matters. Their operation and mission is a wonderful fit for Boston Bullpen Project,” said Steve Alperin, Founder of Boston Bullpen. “We look forward to years of working with them and providing assistance to their clients.”
Our partner organizations have made it their mission to assist individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet, and we are grateful for their continued support. Past participants who are in need of direct financial assistance are encouraged to contact Women’s Money Matters for more information.
“I want to thank you for helping me by paying my mortgage and rent for June 1st for me,” said Tabitha, a Women’s Money Matters Collective Program participant from New Hampshire who received relief through the partnership with Boston Bullpen. “It has also allowed me a few extra weeks of relief knowing I won’t be behind while waiting for assistance and next steps to go through. I can relax a tiny bit and take time with my kids and show them mom can relax and not stress every day.”
“If it wasn’t for [the relief donation] my husband would’ve had to miss work, I wouldn’t have been able to drive my kids to school and we wouldn’t have had enough for the rent,” said Elizabeth, a Women’s Money Matters participant who graduated in February from a program in Lowell and needed support for an unexpected car repair. “I know it doesn’t seem like much, but for us it was everything to receive that help.”
Women’s Money Matters is grateful for the support of its direct relief partners and looks forward to working with other organizations. If you are interested in partnering with Women’s Money Matters to provide assistance to women living on low-incomes, please visit our website.