Oakland Women's Center

Oakland, CA     USA


2811 Adeline St 2nd Floor  Oakland, CA 94608



Oakland Women’s Center serves primarily low-income women with training and resources to build personal strength, self-sufficiency, and a sisterhood of support.


Membership is free for all women 16 years and older. Membership is required  register to attend workshops and other Center events. Most workshops and classes are provided at no cost. The Center offers child care while moms attend workshops.    

Programs at Oakland Women's Center


Restoring Our Roots 


Healing and restoration to help transform  psychological trauma into a positive, proactive mindset. The Center provides:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Workshops to nurture physical and psychological health
  • Community building activities: member meetings, holiday and special occasion events. 
Women participate in a workshop on nutrition
Women participate in a workshop on nutrition


Women Building Economic Power


As primary drivers of social change, women need the best information and tools to create prosperity for themselves and their families.

  • Workshops on managing personal finances and micro-lending
  • Job Search and Preparation consulting
  • Entrepreneurial training and mentoring for women with new and existing businesses
  • Personalized assistance to identify affordable housing and/or emergency shelter

Free Services at Oakland Women’s Center

  • Resource guides for housing,  jobs, and services – with personal assistance in finding what you need.
  • Individual counseling
  • A support network of inspiring women
  • Access to a computer with Internet
  • Household items – towels, sheets, blankets
  • Our Sister's Closet:  gently used women's clothing and shoes, baby & toddler supplies and clothing            


Jumia and Trea in Our Sister's Closet
Jumia and Trea in Our Sister's Closet

What Members Say

"The Women's Center is really a special place for women of all ages. 

We  have a place to grow and  increase our territory in life.

My daughter told me recently to pray that God would put everyone in my life that should be there. The Women's Center is an answer to that prayer.  This is a place where you know people are happy to see you."                                              Iris Corina, OWC Member since August 2015