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What We Do

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According to prb.org, the shifts in U.S. household composition over the last five decades have been striking, as the share of family households has declined and the share of nonfamily households has increased. In 1960, 85 percent of all households contained families, but by 2017, this share had dropped to 65 percent (see Table). Conversely, the share of nonfamily households more than doubled from 15 percent to 35 percent during this period. The types of households within the family and nonfamily categories have also shifted, with a consistent decline in the share of married couples with children and a steep and consistent increase in the share of people living alone. Since 1960, the shares of single-parent families and other nonfamily households more than doubled.

Household Type

1960 1980 2000 2010


Family Households


74 68 66


Married Couples w/ children


31 24 20


Married Couples w/out children


30 28 28


Single Parents w/ children


7 9 10


Other Family


6 7 8


Nonfamily Households


26 32 34


One Person


23 26 27


Other Nonfamily


4 6 7



  • Women need mentors. We all need that loving cheerleader saying, “Don’t give up. Stay the course.” More importantly, we need someone who offers wisdom and insight. This goes beyond the Facebook thumbs up you receive when you announce a recent accomplishment. Mentors provide guideposts and their own stories offer hope and inspiration. Yes, instruction books offer valuable facts, often provide detailed steps on how to complete a challenging task, but nothing can top an in-depth, no nonsense conversation. The mentor is someone you can have a frank conversation with, and your tough questions are met with honest answers. The mentor’s only agenda is to help you reach your full potential. AdChoices, THE BLOG, Why Women Need Mentors, Jul 30, 2013 | Updated Sep 29, 2013, Kristin Meekhof Author, Writer, Speaker

In an effort to make a difference, The Virtuous Women Life Academy Inc. (VWLA) offers the following services to women (ages 18 and above) in the Metro Atlanta area.  VWLA provides referrals for professional mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse and transitional housing for women in need.

  • Encouragement to build self esteem
  • Education Assistance by providing educational assistance
  • Employment by sponsoring career opportunities
  • Entrepreneurship by coaching for business development