About WCI

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide local women with enhanced life skills, links to resources, and connections with each other to heal and nurture their minds, bodies, and souls.



Our vision is of a responsive, inclusive community where every woman has access to the resources she needs to sustain the life she wants.


The Women's Center Model

WCI's integrative model is an important innovation in services to women affected by conflict and poverty. A Center

  • Offers safe haven
  • Provides integrated access to key resources
  • Is developed to be a self-sustaining community asset
  • Provides jobs and business opportunities for women in the community


Why It Works


Safety: A place of refuge restores hope. Women living in violent environments need the respite of a safe haven to focus on new directions.


Access: Programs provide access to integrated resources. Women's basic needs - for improved livelihoods, education, health and protection from violence – are interrelated


Support:  A meeting place fosters mutual support. Women united in groups advance with more confidence and strength than isolated women.


Ownership: A place of belonging builds a sense of ownership. Members are mentored to manage their own Centers within three years.










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