DISPARITIES & NEEDS
Socio-Economic And Health Disparities
The U.S. Census shows significant economic disadvantages for minority groups. When it comes to Hispanics, high unemployment rates, low household incomes –which are even lower for women, and high poverty rates can be observed.
In addition, the United States is also facing an unprecedented health crisis. Particularly, Hispanics have been noticeably affected by health disparities.
The need to address these economic and health disparities becomes clearer than ever. They now represent 18% of the total U.S. population and they accounted for almost half of the total population growth in the last 10 years.
Among this group, Hispanic women are traditionally the matriarchs of extended family households and any change in habits or positive impact on Hispanic families begins with them.
As a response to this reality, The Wellness for Growth Foundation was created.
THE NEED BY THER NUMBERS
Largest minority group: 60MM
Fastest growing segment: 52% of total population growth
DISPARITIES THAT AFFECT HISPANICS
High poverty rate:27%
Hispanic women's median income is approx. 20% lower than the national women's median income
46% of Hispanics, 25+ years of age, have not completed high school
HEALTH DISPARITIES THAT AFFECT HISPANICS
Higher obesity (42.5%) and diabetes (12.8%) rates than non-Hispanic whites
Higher uninsured rate: 29%
* U.S. Census (2020)
* Center for Disease Control and
* Pew Hispanic Center (2020)
* Center for Multicultural Science (2019)
With your help, we can change Hispanic women's lives.
There are many ways to support the cause. Learn how you can help!
SUPPORT THE CAUSE
Our volunteers are the main pillars of our organization. The Wellness for Growth Foundation was able to successfully launch its pilot program thanks to a wonderful group of people committed to giving back to their community.
There are many opportunities to get involved and support our work. Please let us know if you may be interested in participating in one of the following committees: Marketing & Communications, Fundraising & Event Planning, Education and Community Alliances.
Our facilitators are the heart of our
programs. Please let us know if you are interested in sharing your knowledge and skills with a group of women who could
really benefit from your time and expertise.
The Wellness for Growth Foundation
is looking for facilitators in the following areas: English, Computer Skills, Personal Finance, Health & Wellness, Leadership
& Self-esteem, Entrepreneurship, and
Arts & Crafts.
The Wellness for Growth Foundation is benefiting Hispanic women in Houston, Texas. We are planning to increase the reach of our programs to additional school districts in Houston, other Hispanic markets, and Latin American countries.
Please contact us if you would like to become one of our Corporate Partners, sponsor our annual 5K Run/Walk, or if your organization would like to be part of this empowerment journey for Hispanic women in any other way.
Become a member, make a donation, or participate in a fundraising initiative, and help us keep empowering underserved Hispanic women to become catalysts for socioeconomic growth and wellbeing in their communities.
Register for our annual 5K Run/Walk: A Step Forward for Hispanic Women.
WE WELCOME YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION, THANK YOU!