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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Public Health

Mission: CWUWempowers women and their living in urban communities to take action in their health and well-being through education, advocacy, prevention, and care.

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.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Januarie Y.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Joseph W.

Donor

Rating: 4

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.

Danica J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

11

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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!

10

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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. :)

9

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

6

Donor

Rating: 5

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.