MISSION OF HOMES ON WHEELS ALLIANCE: Together we are changing lives, building supportive community, and preventing homelessness one person at a time.
No other age-gender sub-group in America has expressed their interest in HOWA’s mission more than women over 55 years of age, including —
• Women, senior citizens, who have no pension and only a skimpy social security income to survive.
• Women, a generation of caretakers, who raised children and supported husbands, now alone to fend for themselves.
• Women, intelligent females, who invested their energies, creativity, and problem-solving skills in others during their younger years, are now attending to their care of self.
• Women, travelers and adventurers, to whom the road calls and nature tugs.
• Women, resourceful, who discovered that they could transform their vehicles into homes.
• Women, in community with other like-minded nomads, who thrive in a lifestyle that they can fully afford.
• Women, empowered, who are growing in their self-empowerment.
HOWA supports women in their transition from traditional housing to a mobile lifestyle spent in nature, providing —
• education programs for learning the nomadic lifestyle, both all-gender and for women-only (WRTR)
• community events, both in-person and online; some of which are for women only (Caravans & WRTR)
Other services for all genders, but mostly serving women due to demand and participation (not selected on gender) —
• financial support for unexpected emergencies on the road (Emergency Funds),
• vehicle grants for turnkey homes on wheels for the most needy,
• vehicle-home improvements to create more functional living spaces for clients (BYOV),
• a focus on being good stewards of the land, including public-land and town clean-up events,
• an emphasis on a community culture of inclusion, kindness, and compassion.