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Support Resources for Women

  1. 1. Women & Sexism - Multicultural Counseling Summer 2012 - P. Max Quinn 1 Local Community Support Agencies / Organizations for Women The Women’s Center 405 County Street - New Bedford, MA - 508. 996.3343 209 Bedford Street, Fall River, MA - 508.672.1222 24-Hour Hotline - 508.999.6636“To empower and support positive choices for all and to educate and take action in the community for the prevention of oppression and violence”. Website: Center for Women & Enterprise Boston - 24 School Street - 7th Floor - Boston, MA - 617.536.0700 Worcester - 50 Elm Street - 2nd Floor - Worcester, MA - 508.363.2300 Providence - 132 George M. Cohan Blvd. - 2nd Floor - Providence, RI - 401.277.0800 Education, Training, Technical Assistance, Women’s Business Enterprise Certification - A nonprofit organization Website: New Women’s Center, Inc. 2645-A Main Street - Springfield, MA - 413.455.3493 A nonprofit organization that educates pregnant women in crisis, and offers counseling and support services: Pregnancy tests, Medical referrals, Housing referrals, Food program alternatives, Emergency assistance, Educational referrals, Social agency referrals, Emotional support, Maternity clothes, Baby clothes, food, and adoption information. Website: The Divorce Center Riverside Center - 275 Grove Street - Building Two, Suite 400 - Newton, MA - 888.434.8787 Mission: “We lessen fear through knowledge. We educate parents about the effects of divorce on their children. We provide assistance and training for the professional community. We provide referral services directly to those going through divorce.” Support groups, Parent education, & Resources for all Website: Armenian International Women’s Association 65 Main Street, #3A - Watertown, MA - 617.926.0171“Our objective is to create a safe environment for women – a place where they receive support, empathy,and the knowledge that they are not alone in their struggles. Women are provided with practical learning about domestic violence, as well as counseling that bolsters self-esteem and confidence.” Website:
  2. 2. Women & Sexism - Multicultural Counseling Summer 2012 - P. Max Quinn 2 The Women’s Center 46 Pleasant Street - Cambridge, MA - 617.354.6394“The Women’s Center is an anti-racist community center for women - fighting women’s rights and against all forms of oppression”. Website: Massachusetts Domestic Violence Advocates & Support Contacts See website for support contacts in your county! Resources listed by county for the state of Massachusetts: Abuse in relationships, Sexual Victimization, Stalking, Statistics, Victim Assistance, Bookstore, Public Arrest Records, Laws, Aspects of Abuse, and much, much more! Website: Women’s Support Group: Online Meet-up Groups Local support groups for women Websites: Online Resources for WomenActionAid A website dedicated to ending poverty and the injustices that cause it. o “Whether youre a student who stumbles upon our site while researching a term paper, a veteran feminist who proudly identifies with the "f-word," or someone curious about the vast ways that womens issues intersect with every other part of life, we welcome you and hope you find great value from visiting” o Geek Online resources related to Women’s history, Non-Western Women’s history, Western Women’s history, Women’s Studies, and general web archives related to Women, technology, and online media. o & Sexism Online resources that relate to Gender and Ethics: Court decisions, Commission Reports & Documents, Gender-Related Web Sites, Online Surveys, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, A Bibliographical Survey of Philosophical Literature on Gender, Recent Literature on Gender, and Suggestions for Discussion Questions and Term Paper Topics. o
  3. 3. Women & Sexism - Multicultural Counseling Summer 2012 - P. Max Quinn 3National Organization for Women - NOW An online resource that raises awareness of the issues facing Women in the US: “domestic violence; sexual assault; sexual harassment; violence at abortion clinics; hate crimes across lines of gender, sexuality and race; the gender bias in our judicial system that further victimizes survivors of violence; and the violence of poverty emphasized by the radical rights attacks on poor women and children”. o Resources for Feminist Activism An A-Z listing of online resources available to women from across the country. Sponsored by Stanford University Women’s Community Center. o Resources Sexism resources on marriage and divorce, birth and death, prejudice and equality, war, peace, and human rights, care for the planet, wealth and poverty, and genetic engineering. o mTasmania Department of Education Website Online articles and print publication resources related to sexism. o ourcesUnderstanding Prejudice An amazing resource that features links and articles to websites related to Sexism, Women’s Rights, Violence towards women, feminism, sexual harassment, gender inequality, and many more topics! o Against Women Online Resources - VAWOR “A cooperative project of the Office on Violence Against Women and the Minnesota Center Against Violence & Abuse at the University of Minnesota”. o http://www.vaw.umn.eduWe Help Women A online resource that provides programs and courses in career for women, finances, and personal development, empowerment, and leadership. o and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 A resource capturing Women’s history in the US. More than 105 document projects/archives and 4,100 documents and 150,000 pages of additional full-text sources. o
  4. 4. Women & Sexism - Multicultural Counseling Summer 2012 - P. Max Quinn 4Women’s Education Center A comprehensive website that offers resources related to Women’s health, finances, work life, and much more! o’s Health Online Resources Links and resources related to Women’s health. Complete health library, glossary of medical terms, diseases and conditions, tests and procedures, wellness library, interactive tools, dietary guidelines, audio podcasts, video podcasts, e-newsletters and much more! o’s Studies Online Resources In partnership with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, this website provides information on web resources, women’s studies, women’s issues, as well as many programs and information related to gender issues. o