In 2014-15, the Winter Haven Housing Authority saw it as a priority to engage its female population of residents and its community partners, in soul-stirring "Conversations" on issues affecting women, particularly minority women, in the nation and at home, in Polk County, FL.
Overwhelmingly, the topics of domestic violence and teen partner violence, breast cancer detection challenges, and HIV/Aids education peeked interests. National statistics on these issues proved to be even more alarming, and a call to action was then put in place to bring women together for action.
By October 2015, "Conversations on Women's Health Empowerment Series" was born.
In 2016, WHHA received the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) Awards of Merit: Resident and Client Services for Conversations - A Women's Empowerment Series.