About

The mission of CWJC of Abilene is to equip, empower, and encourage women to find stability in life and employment through Christ.

Our newest graduatesChristian Women’s Job Corps of Abilene (CWJC) was started in 2005 by a group of local churches in response to the growing number of women continuously needing assistance paying bills. We found that offering various individual classes such as Bible study, computer training, budgeting and parenting classes didn’t work. Many women lacked skills in too many areas to break the cycle of poverty. CWJC provides a faith-based, holistic approach which addresses all areas of a woman’s life. {Learn more about our purpose and faith}

Free, 10-week Classes

Through each free 10-week session we offer a hand up, not a handout. Life skills focus on time management, money management, conflict resolution, anger management and healthy relationships. The Jobs for Life curriculum focuses on matching a participant’s abilities and passions with job availability in Abilene, on finding the right job to meet both short-term and long-term goals, and on being a valuable employee. Participants also work on building their computer skills. In addition, each woman is matched with a mentor who meets with her once a week to encourage, listen and guide in problem solving and to pray. Our sessions meet in the fall and spring.

Participants

Applicants must demonstrate a willingness and a commitment to becoming self-sufficient. They must also be drug- and alcohol-free. During the session, participants learn to overcome family, financial, emotional and physical crises to stay focused on their goals. They learn to take responsibility for their part in their situations and look for ways to improve their lives and their community. {Learn more about becoming a participant}

Support

Christian Women’s Job Corps of Abilene is a non-denominational ministry supported by contributions from local churches, individual donors and the Abilene Baptist Association. Although we help women develop the skills to find and keep a job, we are not an employment agency. CWJC Abilene is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization overseen by a local board of directors. {Our board and financial information}

How can you help?

Learn more about our volunteer needs See ways you can give in-kind gifts to benefit our participants Make a financial contribution to our ministry

92 graduates

4 deceased

45% employed

66% stable in most areas of life

6% training/school

6% volunteering