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.
We will provide a variety of services that promote a higher quality of life for women facing stressful life situations. We expect that women receiving our services will report that they have successfully:
- clarified personal values, needs, and goals
- built on personal strengths and resources to meet needs and achieve goals
- mastered skills that promote restorative relaxation, calm and confidence
- initiated life changes that lead to reduced stress and greater well being
Festival of the Book event: Big Success!
A powerful evening of laughter and tears, Choosing Wisdom: Strategies and Inspiration for Growing Through Life-Changing Difficulties (2012 Templeton Press) brought together nearly 100 community members to discuss, "how do they do it?" How do some people face adversity and come through stronger, more resilient and compassionate while others become bitter and resentful? The evening featured readings from three local essayists, published in Challenge Into Change (2011 Lulu Press). Both books are available for purchase online. Call Tim Rambo at The Women's Initiative if interested in joining a group discussion series on choosing wisdom and associated topics.
TWI IN THE NEWS
- The Women's Initiative and Charlottesville Free Clinic bring Integrated Care to Charlottesville....C'ville Weekly Article
- In its first 5 years, Women's Initiative goes from 'an empty building' to major community resource....Daily Progress Article
- Terri Allard iterviews Kerry Day, former Executive Director....Charlottesville Inside-Out Broadcast