The Mission of The Women's Initiative is to provide effective counseling services, social support and education to empower women to transform challenging life situations into opportunities for renewed well-being and personal growth.


The Women’s Initiative is a leader in providing innovative, effective evidence-based mental health care to women, regardless of their financial means.


We believe every woman has a natural capacity for healing that once uncovered and directed, results in better mental and physical health. We believe it is critical to address each woman’s unique emotional, physical and spiritual needs.

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The women's initiative news & Events

  • This year’s C’Ville Walks begins May 14. C’Ville Walks is an amazing group that promotes physical fitness and builds community by welcoming women of all ages to walk for health Saturdays from May to August. Check out the full schedule here!
  • The new Women's Support Group will begin meeting Tuesday evenings starting June 14. Join us!
  • Our popular group, Relax and Release, Breathe and Stretch, starting a new 8-week session April 21!
Click on the calendar to see current offerings and events!

Click on the calendar to see current offerings and events!

Mental Health Resources & news

The Women's Initiative is pleased to participate in and help support Safe Space training in our community through the Charlottesville Area Safe Space Trainers coalition. Learn more about this collaborative partnership click here.