San Francisco Women's Centers Overview
Target demographics: Women, girls and their families
Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands of womena nd their families use the wide variety of services all located in one building.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Volunteer at our annual craftsfair, help in our reception area, help with fundraising mailings.
Programs: The Women's Building's programs focus on the personal, the community and the political:
- Services to increase Economic Security,
- Building Community through the celebration of women artists and their work,
- Promoting Social Change to increase women's status and power through educational events, support of women's issues and coalition building.
Our Community Resource Room provides critical bi-lingual connections to resources for employment, housing, health care, domestic violence, childcare and parenting, sexual harassment, and legal services. We place particular emphasis on serving the needs of very low- income women, such as homeless women and those at-risk of being homeless, the unemployed and the underemployed.
The Women's Building is also home to 11 diverse community groups that offer services across a broad spectrum of issues affecting women and children.
And to our larger community, we provide affordable one-time or ongoing meeting and event space supporting cultural events, educational forums, advocacy meetings, and support groups.
In the spirit of our vibrant, four-story mural, we also support women artists. Each year, TWB sponsors the country's largest juried women's crafts fair each year, the Celebration of Craftswomen. Over 140 women artisans are featured and the fair attracts over 8,000 people each year.
Our Building continues to be full with 11 other nonprofits that serve the needs of women and girls. This includes domestic violence services, advocacy and activism, after-school programs and volunteer opportunities.
Our 32nd Annual Celebration of Craftswomen again attracted thousands to Fort Mason, to enjoy and purchase one-of-a-kind crafts from hundreds of craftswomen.
In addition, this year we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the structure that houses The Women's Building. We were delighted to have Flyaway Productions dance off the side of the building for two weekends of stunning aerial dancing.
We look forward to another year of responding and providing services to our community and also to celebrating the accomplishments of women, especially artists.