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Glorious Women Empowerment Ministries, Inc. was founded in May 2017 with a mission of providing supportive services to women who are experiencing resource deficiency, going through a financial crisis, or just living in an impoverished situation.

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation: KIDS COUNT most recent data report, in the state of North Carolina, approximately 412,500 children under the age of 18 live in families whose income is less than twice the federal poverty level, even with at least one person in the household being employed. It also shows that 35,621 of those children reside in Mecklenburg County. Glorious Women Empowerment Ministries, Inc. targets women and families in the most vulnerable communities in the county, including those who may have become vulnerable behind the COVID epidemic. 


Like other states, not only our major cities, but rural areas also struggle with the historical domestic problems of crime, poverty, gangs, teen pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, inadequate education, poor health care, and the like. In fact, these things have almost become commonplace. The good news is that studies have also proven that women could help their families thrive with the right kind of support. Many hope that support programs with life skills training such as Glorious Women Empowerment Ministries, Inc., can help make this vision a reality. 

Needs Assessment

Our primary focus is women and families that live within under-resourced communities in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina because these constituents are the most at-risk. However, we will not close our doors to any woman who is seeking to be supported, empowered with life skills, and receive nutritional and essential provisions. Therefore, the remaining residents are our secondary target.

Target Population

Target Population

Needs Assessment

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Providing solutions to address the unique challenges that women face in under-resourced communities.  Our goal is to ensure that women are being supported with the provisions and resources that they need as they focus their efforts more effectively on creating stable lives for themselves and their families. We are committed to making a sustainable impact towards empowering them to become self-sufficient, contributing members not only in their own neighborhoods but in the community and society as a whole.

Supporting Women of Mecklenburg County

Our Executive Director, Tonia Kiawu is the mother of four boys and is no stranger to working with women and their families. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and has served as an Educator in the Mecklenburg County School System for the last five years.

Executive Director

Glorious Women Empowerment Ministries, Inc. is led by a group of caring adults who know well the importance of showing respect when working in communities in crisis. The board works with Ms. Kiawu to sets the strategic goals and vision each year. Glorious Women Empowerment Ministries expands its capacity by making use of volunteers and consultants. Ms. Kiawu directly supervises our volunteers, each of whom plays a critical role in the organization’s success.

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Women's Support Group


Life skills workshops


Food & Nutrition


Emergency provisions


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