The Women’s Fund of Central Texas recently issued a report on what life is really like for women and children in Austin. The report, titled “Stronger Women, Better Austin,” focuses on six indicator areas: basic needs, economic sustainability, education, health, safety and leadership.

According to the report, some of the challenges facing women and children in Travis County include:

  • 1 in 4 children don’t have enough to eat.
  • 1 in 4 homeless people are children.
  • 1 in 4 female-headed families in Austin live below the poverty level.

“We believe that when women are able to reach their full potential, their children grow up to reach theirs, and our whole community benefits,” said Jolynn Free, Women’s Fund president. “In short, stronger women mean a better Austin. That’s what the Women’s Fund is all about.”

The Women’s Fund of Central Texas engages women of all ages in philanthropy that supports programs that directly benefit women and children. The Women’s Fund is a program of the Austin Community Foundation.

Visit for the full report.

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