Employment Program Aimed to Help Women

By: Jacki Ochoa Email
By: Jacki Ochoa Email

In recognition of Women’s History Month, WOWT 6 News wanted to share an inspiring story. The Women’s Center for Advancement and the United Way are helping women get back on their feet.

Juleie Bieranowski’s journey began four years ago; she was physically unable to continue working in production. "I didn't think I was going to make it, I was just a worn out soul. I felt so used up and so going no where."

Bieranowski turned to the WCA in Omaha and was quickly accepted into their “Bridges to Opportunity” program. “They changed me and I changed me,” Bieranowski said.

Kathy O’Hara works for the United Way of the Midlands, they help fund the program. “It's all about the empowerment. It's about letting them develop the tools they already have inside of them,” O’Hara said.

Inside the Fransican Day Center, Julie is, for once, excited about her future. "I love it. The people there are awesome that take care of these people um it's an amazing place. It's what I'm doing, for now, then we will figure out what’s next.”

The “Bridges to Opportunity” program is a 15 week, economic stability planning workshop.

WOWT NBC Omaha is proud to work with the United Way to help make Omaha Community Strong. To learn more, click on the related link.

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