Partners


To provide the most useful and comprehensive assistance to members, a Women's Center collaborates with a variety of service providers and specialists.

 

WCI has been honored to collaborate with community leaders, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and individuals who enrich our problem-solving tool kit, as well as help us reach more women in need of the Center's services.

 

Oakland Women's Center Partners 

  • Alameda County Social Services Agency
  • A Diamond in the Ruff,  a women's sober living and transitional home program providing services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual exploitation, homeless women and those coming out of incarceration.
  • City Slicker Farmenabling community members to meet their basic need for healthy fresh food by creating high-yield urban farm and backyard gardens.
  • 18 Reasons  improving the health of the community through nutrition education
  • 211 –  a free non-emergency confidential services that provides easy access to housing information and critical health and human services
  • Progressive Transitions , an Oakland-based non-profit working with women and men 18 and over who are victims and survivors of Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation, and members of the LGBTQ community.
  • Serenity House - providing services to women who have been raped, molested, suffer from addiction, homelessness, mental health and. emotional issues caused by traumas
  • Season of Sharing,  a private fund providing one-time crisis-based assistance for housing and critical family needs to Alameda County residents
OWC Members Fatima Almaweri (left) and Iris Corina (right)  with workshop leader
OWC Members Fatima Almaweri (left) and Iris Corina (right) with workshop leader
BWC Manager Teresia Mwangi with MP Rachel Shebesh
BWC Manager Teresia Mwangi with MP Rachel Shebesh

 

Baraka Women's Center Partners 

 

American Friends of KenyaSupported the development of Baraka Center's library.  

 

Equity Bank KenyaProviding financial literacy workshops for Baraka Center, funded by the Equity Group Foundation, a member of Equity Bank Ltd. Kenya     

 

Life Bloom Services International – LBSI provided Entrepreneur and Leadership Training led by founder Catherine Wanjohi and Wanjiru Ngigi. LBSI's mission is to intervene on behalf of vulnerable women and children including commercial sex workers, abused girls and women and poor, single-mothers. 

 

Nairobi County Department of Adult Education donated 20 textbooks for Baraka Center's Adult Education Program and continuing educatton workshops for teachers.

 

The Honorable Rachel Shebesh, Nairobi County Women's MP -  (pictured above with Center Manager Teresia Mwangi)  donations of equipment and teacher salaries

 

Lulea – provided leatherwork training for Baraka Center members at the company's Center of Excellence in Karen, Kenya.

 

MSF  – Support for the Center's AIDS and TB  Awareness and Screening Program; MSF Kenya - Mathere Clinic 

 

Men for Gender Equality Now (MEGEN),  a Nairobi-based NGO established to engage men in combatting gender-based violence. Executive Director Philip Otieno and trainer Alfred Makabira conduct workshops for the women and men of the Baraka Center community.