Mission/Priorities & History

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

TWC Values:

  • Hope
  • Compassion
  • Dignity
  • Commitment
  • Accountability

Our History:

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

The Women's Connection 4042 Glenway Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45205 Phone: 513.471.HOPE (4673) Fax: 513.557.3741
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