Norwell, MA – January 30, 2019 - empowerHER, a nonprofit organization serving young girls who have experienced the early loss of their mothers, today announced the opening of the organization’s national headquarters in Norwell, Massachusetts. The expanded office space, located in the Jack Conway Realtor’s Headquarters, will support empowerHER’s growing leadership team, increased enrollment and provide a central location for ambassadors across the country to meet and strategize about the future of empowerHER. Announced in late 2018, while empowerHER is fueled by the support of more than 400 volunteers, the organization expanded its leadership team to support and sustain transformational growth including five strategic hires, and named founder Cara Belvin to Executive Director. The team continues to grow and is currently hiring for several strategic positions. To learn more, visit HERE.
Thanks to countless corporate partnerships throughout the year, empowerHER manages $100K of annual in-kind goods and services to ensure funds remain dedicated to the mission of the organization. Specifically, the recent move to Norwell was made possible by the following generous partners: Jack Conway, Realtor, Sherwin-Williams of Hingham Center, Romeo + Baglio Design and Caswell Company LTD.
This year, empowerHER was also awarded a transformational grant from the National Alliance of Grieving Children, (NAGC), a nonprofit children’s bereavement organization. With this grant, empowerHER’s leadership team will work with the local nonprofit consulting firm, Empower Success Corps (ESC), to develop a strategic operating plan, designed to build consensus around the core mission, vision, and values of the organization and build a scalable model for expansion.
“We are humbled and grateful for the support we continue to receive as we grow our unique programming and build the infrastructure necessary to successfully extend our support to even more girls across the country,” said Cara Belvin, Founder & Executive Director, empowerHER. “Our seasoned leadership team, increased office space and strategic support from the NAGC will be instrumental in our growth this year. I am enthusiastic about the future of empowerHER and the difference we can make in the lives of so many young girls silently suffering today.”
Headquartered in Norwell, MA, empowerHER is the only organization in the country specifically working to address the struggles of girls whose mothers have died. Through a comprehensive mentor program and year-round group events designed to remind the girls they are not alone in their grief, empowerHER works tirelessly to instill confidence and reduce isolation through a community of sisterhood that offers hope to each girl it serves. EVENTS for GIRLS include the signature Mothers’ Day Retreat, Annual Beach Bash and Writing Workshops in tandem with a thoughtful 1:1 MENTOR MATCH PROGRAM, designed to provide strong female role models as they traverse the difficult terrain of grief and as they mature into young adults. All programs and activities are provided at no charge to the family and empowerHER serves girls up to age 23. To learn more about empowerHER, visit www.empoweringher.org. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.