Women of Nations (WON), was founded in 1982. WON began as a community advocacy program assisting abused Native American women and advocating on their behalf with law enforcement, the judicial and social service systems, and other entities as needed. The agency has expanded its area of focus and has grown substantially since then and now provides shelter, training, community education, legal advocacy, a 24-hour crisis line and culturally appropriate services and support for Native American and other battered women and their children. The Eagle’s Nest Shelter is a 44-bed facility and the WON residential program adheres to the principles of trauma-informed care.
As a member of Women of Nations’s Board of Directors, you will join a diverse group of people who are passionate about helping women and children who have experienced domestic violence.
Board member responsibilities include:
- Consistently participate in monthly board meetings (about 2 hours in length)- third Wednesday of every month, 6-8pm.
- Actively serve on one or more committees.
- Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, including reviewing the organization’s financial statements
- Be an advocate and ambassador for the organization, informing others about refugees from Burma and encouraging them to get involved
We are interested in candidates with a wide variety of skills and experiences, including: Accounting/Finance, Fundraising, Human Resources, Public Policy/Advocacy, Public Relations/Marketing, and Social Work.
As a community-based organization, it is especially important to us that our board includes representatives of the communities we serve.
The mission of Women of Nations is to provide supportive services, including crisis intervention, advocacy, and shelter for Native American and other battered women, their children, and when appropriate, other family members, as well as educate the public on domestic abuse issues.
Contact the Executive Director, Della Plume @ 651-251-1601 or email.