Services at Oakland Women's Center

Free Services at Oakland Women’s Center

  • Personal attention to your needs in a safe, welcoming place with snacks and beverages
  • Resource guides for housing,  jobs, and services – with personal assistance in finding what you need.
  • 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            

What Members Say

The Women's Center is really a special place for women of all ages. We  have a place to grow and to 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. I have met so many wonderful women, who say things like 'You are so talented', 'Let me give you a hug', 'I have a gift for you.' This is a place where you know people are happy to see you.  

                                                                             Iris Corina, OWC Member since August 2015

Programs at Oakland Women's Center

Restoring Our Roots 

A “repair and restoration” program to help transform  psychological trauma into a positive, proactive mindset. The Center provides:

  • Workshops to nurture physical and psychological health;
  • Individual counseling with a special focus on recovery from domestic and sexual abuse;
  • Community building activities: member meetings, holiday and special occasion events.

The staff works closely with local training experts so that they can serve as a support network for members.


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 microlending
  • Job Search and Preparation consulting 
  • Entrepreneurial Skills Training and mentoring support for new and existing women-owned businesses
  • Personalized assistance to identify affordable housing and/or shelter


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