Center of Wellness for Urban Women Inc

Rating: 4.71 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 4381 Village Parkway Cir W #5 Indianapolis IN 46220 USA

Mission: CWUWempowers women and their families to become proactive in their health by improving the mind, body, and spirit through education,advocacy, care, and prevention.
Target demographics: Primary: women, 18 and over; Secondary: families
Geographic areas served: Indianapolis, In
Programs: walking programs, community gardening, art therapy workshops, and health education.

2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

CWUW is a wonderful and positive organization for the community. The ladies are intent on healing and helping to grow the Urban Woman via physical & mental health, which is very important in this day and age. From community walks to gardening to Life Jam, CWUW deserves to be recognized, celebrated and supported!!!! Their mission is LIFE, and there couldn't possibly be a better mission to have!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

CWUW is an organization primarily geared towards the health, wellness & well-being of women, but as a man, I can say that their reach is definitely beyond that target market. We all can agree that the health of a community's women spills over into the family and friends that she loves. The CWUW programs that I have attended and participated in are wonderful examples of that positive overflow. Community clothing swaps, concerts, workshops and gardening events not only build the communities that CWUW serves, but also plants a seed in attendees to also find THEIR place in this world to also make a difference.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

CWUW IS A GREAT NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION AND IT IS A BLESSING THAT I WAS ABLE TO VOLUNTEER ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS FOR THIS GREAT ORGANIZATION. A GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE MAKE CWUW A SUCCESS AND RHONDA BAYLESS IS A GODSEND. HER DEDICATION IS ONE TO LEARN FROM. CWUW DOES ANNUAL CLOTHING DRIVES, THEY HAVE BUILT A BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY GARDEN, PROMOTE HEALTHY LIVING, RUN IN SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT IPS SCHOOLS, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE. EVERYONE LOOK CWUW UP AND SEE WHAT THEY HAVE TO OFFER!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

CWUW is an amazing organization, that is badly needed in our community. Helping women with their total health by embracing the 7 Dimensions of Wellness is a wonderful way of reaching, teaching and impacting. In the short time CWUW has been in existence, countless women have already been touched by the organization. This organization will continue to grow, and I forsee it becoming a critical component of the health community here in Indianapolis.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my time spent as a volunteer. The women who I have come to know and befriend in this organization are like family to me. And I have learned so much about my own health, as well as ways to help others.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I worked the LifeFit Health Kids Expo at the CWUW booth. It was a great experience teaching children about health and wellness. CWUW had each child complete a "health pledge" before receiving a gift from the table. They also had to give an example of how they will make the world a better place. CWUW's director even got up and did Zumba with the kids. Its a great organization!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Volunteering and seeing how CWUW members love the community

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working in the community

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very friendly and knowledgeable about Health and wellness

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the way women and their families view health and wellness and help to achieve their goal of connecting women to serivces in the community

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I work in the HIV/AIDS prevention field focusing on women. I think that it is important for all women to access the programs that are provided by CWUW so that they can not only lower their risk for HIV/AIDS but also take care of their overall health. It has been my experience that better health will cause a better life and that is exactly what I want for myself and my clients. As far as I am concerned, CWUW is the best place to get the tools to lead us to that better life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I participate in the "Meatless Monday" program.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Center of Wellness for Urban Women, Inc is headed by one of the most positive, persistent and dedicated unsung heroes of our nation. Consistently, Rhonda Bayless wakes up early in the morning, so early that the birds have not begun chirping and the sun has yet to peek through the black night's sky. Peacefully, she begins with a positive update that I'm sure she typed with a smile on her face. Mid-day, she finds time to share bits of her heart through music and uplifting poetry, powering through evenings when she could be napping, until nightfall, she will work until her work is complete. (We all know that "A woman's work is never done," but we don't all know that this wonderful woman will put in more than her fair share, with a smile.) Her peace, her positivity, her love brightens my life. I imagine that those receiving services from CWUW receive the same loving inspiration that I do, and I am halfway across the country. :) I am so elated to know that an organization exists that is dedicated to the education and development of women. CWUW, Inc is an organization that is run by phenomenal women, so that more women will grow to find the phenomenal women in themselves. :) <3

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

receiving inspiring, uplifting messages, links and updates via Twitter and Facebook.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

As a mental health professional and Indiana native I appreciate and support the outreach of Center of Wellness For Urban Women provides for its community through a complete holistic wellness prospective. Through their commitment to providing education, awareness, resources and unity to women and their families this organization supplies a service needed desperately in all communities. I give this organization 5 stars and encourage any considering donating, volunteering or participating in a Center of Wellness For Urban Women event the utmost encouragement to do so. This organization represents true service to the people in action.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Having attended a Life Jam event I am further impressed with the commitment and passion the organizations leader and volunteers share with and for the public.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

C-W-U-W!!!! So many great things to say about this organization. I met Rhonda Bayless through a friend of a friend on the major social network Facebook. She had started a walking program with her organization & I was trying to achieve some personal goals so I said why not. So on Saturday mornings I got up, got my mama and we went walking and it made me feel great. I was exercising, meeting new people and engaging in "adult" mannered conversations ad it was wonderful. The walking was the start and I have almost accomplished my full goal. Since then I have done P90x and working on Insanity. They have great events and really are trying to help everyone not just women achieve their goals. I hope to one day join CWUW because they are a group of interesting goal determined people and I find it a blessing to have encountered this well rounded organization. If your ever looking to donate to a well deserved organization this is definitely it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Obtaining my weight goals and social networking from the meeting of new people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Nonprofits struggle for dollars these days, and I feel confidant giving mine to CWUW. Ms. Bayless is in tune with the needs of the communities she serves and is continually finding ways to better serve, inform, educate and reach those communities. Honest, holistic and empowering: all apt descriptors of CWUW.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

n/a

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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