The Women's Initiative

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The Women's Initiative is a non-profit group whose mission is "to provide effective counseling services, social support and education to empower women to transform challenging life situations into opportunities for renewed well-being and personal growth."[1] Services provided are aimed at women who do not have health insurance.


The Women's Initiative was founded in August, 2007 in a space owned by Martha Jefferson Hospital and the organization is also paired with the Charlottesville Free Clinic. In 2012 they announced their intention to launch a childhood obesity prevention and treatment program, to be housed in the Jefferson School City Center.[2]

Board of Directors[3]


  1. Web. The Women's Initiative, retrieved November 30, 2010.
  2. Web. In its first 5 years, Women's Initiative goes from 'an empty building' to a major community resource, Megan E. David, The Daily Progress, August 8, 2012, retrieved August 8, 2012.
  3. Web. The Women's Initiative - About Us, retrieved November 30, 2010.

External links

Official site