About VAV

Who We Are

VAV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that offers retirement and life coaching services to marginalized women nearing retirement age in Broward County.

Our Mission

“We help economically and socially vulnerable women nearing retirement unlock their full potential and age with dignity through critical self-development coaching and skills training”

Our Impact Areas

Empowering Minds


We believe empowered minds are unstoppable.

As Broward County women transition into retirement, depression and anxiety that may arise with this major life change are often some of their biggest obstacles.

This is where we come in. Our life coaches meet retiring women where they’re at, supporting and
connecting them to personalized help until they reach a sustainable level of independence.

Strengthening Communities


Stronger individuals make stronger communities.

We believe that for individuals to better contribute to their communities, they must first develop a strong belief and foundation in their own abilities.

Along with spurring the self-development of our clients, we promote values of mindfulness, gratitude and community efficacy in every interaction with our community.


Unlocking Women’s Leadership

We are helping retired women develop their entrepreneurial skills so they can create businesses that benefit their communities.

Through our business mentorship program, women entrepreneurs are reviewed and selected to receive assistance with their business development plans.

We believe in the power of women entrepreneurs, and empowering retired women with the education and resources to unlock their entrepreneurial potential can help them benefit their communities and enrich their own lives.

Lifting The Vulnerable


Ending poverty by promoting dignity.

At VAV, our vision is to extinguish the cycle of poverty in Broward County, beginning with women
approaching retirement age.

Using the “Circle of Wellness” as our basis, we assess the overall wellness level of our clients. Taking this comprehensive approach, we then strategically identify areas of concern with our clients to help them best achieve their self-defined version of success.

While our focus is retired women of Broward County, we will do our best to help anyone with what we consider substantial barriers and lack of access to resources.

Non-Discrimination Policy

VAV Achieve does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender
expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status,
in any of its activities or operations.

These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming
environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

VAV Achieve is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate and take affirmative action
measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for
employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment.