PROJECT EMPOWHER: A JLOC Signature Community Project

 

 

Mission: Empowering women and girls in the Oklahoma City Metro by providing access to feminine supplies and health education.

Vision: End period poverty in the Oklahoma City Metro.

Strategic Goals:

  • ACCESS: Offer period resources and support to women of all ages
  • CULTURE SHIFT: Advance the conversation on period poverty
  • ENGAGEMENT: Grow impact through education and community network
  • SUSTAINABILITY: Structure for growth, inventory, financial support and commitment

Did You Know?

  • 1 in 4 women struggled to purchase period products within the past year due to lack of income.
  • 1 in 5 low-income women report missing work, school or similar events due to lack of access to period supplies.
  • Lack of access to period supplies is linked to using substitute products (toilet tissue or socks), stretching product usage, and missing important events.
  • An overwhelming 88% of women agree that period products are a basic necessity.
  • Only 4% of women are aware of a local resource where free or reduced cost period supplies are available.
  • State and federal safety-net programs cannot be used to purchase period supplies.

Source: 2018 U by Kotex survey conducted with YouGov