The Women's Connection is a neighborhood center that, by building supportive relationships with women and girls, empowers them to make choices that lead to positive change.
We envision a community where women and girls are responsible and positive role models.
- To be a welcoming place that builds relationships
- To connect women and girls with available community resources and technology support
- To provide educational and personal growth opportunities that respond to community needs
- To initiate and promote collaborative programs and services within the community
Cincinnati, Ohio, Sister Mary Jo Gasdorf, SC, a Sister of Charity, founded The Women’s Connection. Speaking with many city residents and service providers, Price Hill was noted as one large area of need in the city. As a diverse and rapidly changing urban neighborhood, the Price Hill community deals with differences in race, income, education and culture. After experiencing a crisis, e.g. loss of job, marital problem, housing issue, residents are often far from any source of intervention or unaware of the resources available in their area. With the presence of a neighborhood center in the community though, families and individuals are able to find support and assistance when in need of resources. Mary Jo also discovered that the accessibility and non-threatening approach of neighborhood centers makes them ideal.
Established as a non-profit, 501c3 corporation in January 1997 and opened in May 1997, The Women’s Connection has grown from the original storefront center to three contiguous buildings totaling three thousand square feet