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


Your Support Matters


A Community Conversation 

Over 160 people attended the Community Conversation hosted by the Mental Health Coalition at the Jefferson School City Center on Thursday May 29, 2014. State Senator Creigh Deeds joined the 15 community agencies that comprise the Mental Health Coalition in sharing legislative updates, their impact on our community, as well as what the Coalition is doing to improve mental health services in our area. The talk ended with comments and questions from the audience.

During the forum, Senator Deeds emphasized the importance of the legislative updates regarding mental health services, "As a parent, if your child has cancer or a heart defect or the flu you know what to do, you know where to go, you know somebody is working on finding solutions. But when it comes to mental health what do you do?”

To learn more about the meeting, please see:

NBC 29 - Deeds speaks at Town Hall on Mental Health

Published by C-Ville Weekly - Creigh Deeds leads Mental Health Discussion at Public Forum

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Whole Foods Market is supporting the work of The Women's Initiative through their Nickels for Nonprofits program. Everyone is encouraged to bring bags when shopping and to donate the nickel credit at checkout. The funds raised through the Nickels for Nonprofits program will provide mental health counseling for women who otherwise cannot access care.