Women-focused nonprofit to provide co-located, coordinated services for clients

St. Louis, MO (August 29, 2018) – Rung, a St. Louis nonprofit agency whose mission is to empower women to achieve sustained independence, is holding an Information Session to share information about its vision and highlight opportunities for other agencies and organizations to partner with Rung in serving its clients. The event, hosted by United Way of Greater St. Louis (910 N. 11th Street, 63101), Gateway Room, takes place from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

Founded by Ali Kindle Hogan in 2009, Rung originally operated as a resale boutique in Rock Hill to benefit other organizations. Today, Rung’s evolved direction and mission is to deliver co-located, coordinated services with multiple agency service partners who support women clients’ family stability, physical and mental well-being, financial management, education and training, and employment and career development. 

“Rung has always existed to help women and their children achieve economic stability, and our expanded mission and new facility will allow us to serve clients with co-located and coordinated educational, professional, and financial resources,” said Mrs. Hogan.

Rung is currently building a multi-service facility in South St. Louis City at 2717 Sidney Street (63104). Service delivery will begin in 2019. Women to be served by Rung must be 21 or older, have a personal income at least 30 percent lower than the average annual median household income for the St. Louis region, have a minimum of six months of stable housing, and have a minimum of six months of stable employment.  

“Rung provides the services that are crucial for women seeking sustained economic independence,” explained Executive Director Leslie Gill. “We’re seeking partner agencies who are interested in being part of delivering this innovative, unique community-service concept founded right here in St. Louis. The upcoming Information Session provides the opportunity to begin those conversations.”    

Potential participants are asked to complete this short survey to help Rung determine agency interest in attending the Information Session to learn about a new partnership opportunity.

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About Rung

Rung is a St. Louis nonprofit agency whose mission is to empower women to grow and achieve sustained independence through co-located and coordinated educational, professional, and economic resources. The organization delivers co-located, coordinated services with multiple agency service partners who provide or support women clients’ family stability, physical and mental well-being, financial management, education and training and employment and career development.