Tri-C helps women in career crossroads
Women in Transition/Displaced Homemakers Program in its 27th year of serving divorced, widowed, separated and unemployed women


For Immediate Release
March 8, 2005

CLEVELAND --- Hope is offered to women in Northeast Ohio through a special program offered at Cuyahoga Community College. Now in its 27th year of operation, the Women in Transition/Displaced Homemakers Program focuses on women seeking change in their lives.

By participating in this free 8-week program, women who are divorced, widowed, separated, single parents, underemployed or unemployed can learn personal and career development skills as well as attend computer training workshops. Funded by the Ohio Board of Regents and private foundations, the Women in Transition/Displaced Homemakers Program at Tri-C has helped hundreds of women to realize their potential and successfully prepare for the next step in their lives.

Women who were in the Fall 2004 session of the program are now considering a number of options. One women had had recently been laid off as a result of downsizing needed help to re-enter the workforce . The program helped her with her self-confidence. She was then directed to another Tri-C initiative, Key Career Place, the comprehensive career guidance center at the College, for timely advice on job searches.

Other women in the Fall class researched a variety of occupations and learned about the Tri-C academic programs that would prepare them for careers in those fields, and others are now working toward their GED as a result of the Women in Transition/Displaced Homemakers Program.

“The staff at our three campuses provides the support and services that help women reach their potential,” said Susan Anderson, Women in Transition/Displaced Homemakers Program. “Our program is the largest of its kind in Ohio. We have served more than 10,000 women. That’s a lot of women becoming economically independent and self-sufficient,” she added.

The next free 8-week program beings on March 22 and ends on May 17. It is available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information about the Women in Transition/Displaced Homemakers program, call (216) 987-4187 or visit

Greg Krizman, Executive Director, Public Affairs & Information
Cuyahoga Community College District Office
216.987.4820 (office)  216.409.6683 (cell) —

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