National & Regional Awards & Recognition for Soroptimist of Stuart
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF STUART
Live Your Dream Awards
Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live your Dream Awards program has disbursed more than $30M to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges to pursue their dreams. They are women - just like you - who have had the courage and determination to turn their lives around.
Soroptimist International of Stuart Women in Transition Award
This award program focuses on supporting women who have or are going through transition later in life and are seeking support for their journey toward a new and meaningful goal. Soroptimist of Stuart SIS initiated this award to support the needs of women who have recently undergone major life changes, such as divorce or widowhood. Our aim is to assist women to move on with their lives through education. This award will help them achieve their goals of independence through education, from technical/medical certification through advanced degrees.
Soroptimist International of Stuart Youth Service Award
Soroptimist International of Stuart recognizes young women in their Junior and Senior year of high school who have had significant impact through volunteer activity in the area of drug prevention, crime, the environment, and poverty through the SIS Youth Service Award. Our primary aim is to recognize outcomes that positively impact women and girls.
Mail application to: Live Your Dream, SI of Stuart
Stuart, FL 34995
Mail application to: Women in Transition, SI of Stuart
Stuart, FL 34995
Mail application to: Youth Service Award, SI of Stuart
Stuart, FL 34995
T.R.U.S.T. (Teen Relations Using Safe Tactics): SIS sponsors this program for girls and their parents annually to raise awareness through interactive sessions with recognized experts in the field. Simultaneous sessions, one for parents one for teens, are targeted to each audiences' specific interests and needs. Teens and their parents enjoy a dinner together on us!
COMMUNITY SERVICE: SIS receives numerous request for specific, difficult to fund situations. For example, we fulfilled the request of two young, new mothers who had given birth and completed high school to return to their home. We also assisted with ending for a group of women in Indiantown for training in sewing arts, culinary arts, and secretarial services. SIS conducts frequent drives to secure personal items and clothing for women in transition from addiction and women who are victims of human trafficking. Partnering with Safe Space, SIS members also conduct "table talks" for women who are the victims of abuse on topics such as finance, interviewing, resume writing, and finding and securing housing.
CAROLYN COY OUTREACH: SIS' latest effort in the health care arena in "Eye on Health." SIS is initiating a program that will provide eye exams and eye glasses to women in need. We will partner with Volunteers in Medicine and other non-profits, along with local professionals in the field to ring this vision to reality.
INTERNATIONAL: Partnering with World Vision, SIS is supporting three girls in Puru, Ghana and Armenia by providing a safe home and educational opportunities. We partnered with Shared Hope to build and continue to support a home in Negril, Jamacia for women who are victims of human trafficking. The home provides the opportunity to learn a trade in order to become independent and self-supporting. We also supported a Shared Hope visit of four young adults from Nepal who are children on human trafficking victims in order to tell their story and raise awareness of human trafficking. We were one of five locations in the US. that they visited.
• Chairs- Lucy Lueg & Gigi Suntum
• In response to growing concern that an alarming number of young women are becoming victims of dating violence
• Trust in Dating is a workshop for teen girls and their parents about:
Teen Relations Using Safe Tactics
• Get involved, check with Lucy or Gigi for info!
• Chair- Evelyn Deggler
• In memory of Evelyn and Barbara’s sister, the committee’s namesake, we have partnered with Martin Health System to provide wellness totes to new diagnosed patients. Additionally, mammograms are provided to underinsured women.
• Contact Evelyn if you need information. This program is no longer available through us.
• Chair - Terri Pettingill
• Mission: To Community make a difference in the world Community
• Human Trafficking Summit held for local organizations. Home of Hope established in Negril Jamaica in partnership with Shared Hope.
• Chair- Gigi Suntum
• Focus on addressing specific needs within the community as they relate to women and girls
• Started this year, the committee continues to grow
• Contact Gigi for more information at:
772-221-8777 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Soroptimist members provided support to Safe Space in September 2015.
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