W.I.S.H Foundation Vision:
Every Woman, Every Girl…Healthy and Prosperous.
The WISH (Women Involved in Service to Humanity) Foundation, Incorporated was incorporated on June 2, 1988. The membership of the Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is comprised of all active members of Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter. It is the Chapter’’s vehicle to provide a variety of educational and social services to residents in the Miami-Dade County community. The Foundation was organized to stimulate intellectual and educational advancements of the members of our diverse community; provide financial support to social agencies in the community; develop educational programs that will facilitate economic empowerment; provide social and educational services; provide voter registration (non-partisan); provide educational counseling (through paid and volunteer professionals) on substance abuse; develop programs to reduce illiteracy through tutorial reading programs, scholarships, education, and guidance and support; provide voluntary services for the elderly, teen guidance and development, mentoring and assertiveness training; provide career education and drop-out prevention counseling beginning at the elementary level; and enhance cultural awareness and appreciation for the arts.
The Foundation’s signature program is the Jefferson Reaves Rehabilitation Facility under the Trice Family Health Center. This facility houses single women and women with their children up to five years of age. The clients undergo substance abuse rehabilitation in a residential setting. The program’’s goal is to make the clients self-sufficient and prepare them to live productively upon leaving the program. The members of the Foundation implement career preparation workshops for the residents, which include job interview skills, resume preparation, stress reduction techniques, personal money management, work ethics, and personal grooming and communications skills. In addition, the Foundation donates toys, books, bed linens, and clothing to the center.