Workshops & Social Support

Your center definitely pulled me through a rock bottom time....I loved sitting in your comfy ‘living room’, chatting and learning to knit. It was so nice to have a social activity to go to. Sometimes it took all my strength to get myself there - but once there I was always so happy I went....Extremely caring women there.
— TWI client

Knit Now - Learn How

  • Starting again in September: Tuesday evenings, 5 - 7 and Thursday afternoons, 3 - 5

  • Location: The Living Room (1101 E High St.) 

  • Facilitator: Susan Schiffer

We welcome new or experienced knitters to our group. Knitting help and supplies are available free of charge. Come join us to chat, work quietly or listen to music while creating something fun or beautiful.

Knitting can “help take us through the big steps with little steps” from “The Knitting Goddess” by Deborah Bergman) one stitch at a time.  

Breathe - Silent Hour

  • Fridays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

  • Location: The Living Room (1101 E High)

  • Facilitator:  Kirsten Franke, LCSW

Please join us to sit in quiet contemplation or meditation. In this hour of silence, you can attend for the full hour or fifteen-minute intervals.

Walking Group


Are you searching for a way to kick-start your energy, health, and well-being?  If so, our community partner,  C'ville Walks is kicking off its walking group on Saturday, May 3rd at the Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department on Rose Hill Drive at 8am.  The group will meet each Saturday at various locations around Charlottesville and increase walking distance each week. The Women's Initiative will offer all C'ville Walks participants three wellness consultations focused on developing a personal health plan at no cost.   Hope to see you on Saturday!

C’Ville Walks is sponsored by the UVA Cancer Center, Ragged Mountain Running Shop and the Thomas Jefferson Health District.

For more information

  • Click here for full schedule / dates

  • C'Ville Walks:  Nila Saliba

  • The Women's Initiative:  Eboni Bugg, LCSW



Learn how to cultivate more joy in your life. This workshop is focused on emotional support and healing using open discussion, creative exercises and relaxation techniques. Please contact Eboni Bugg, LCSW if you would like a presentation for your group or agency.