WOMENS WELL INC

Rating: 4.79 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Women

Location: PO Box 1410 % Jane Lecompte Concord MA 01742 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

I am new to the Women's Well, but I can already see that it serves many women in ways that other organizations do not.

The women who attend are met with care, honesty, openness and non-judgement. The enrichment programs are varied in nature, quite extensive in their diversity and of wonderful quality.

I intend to associate my work with the Women's Well for many years to come.

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

Both my own work and the excellent quality of the other instructors I've met.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more funding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Women's Well is an incredible resource for women. The organization provides a welcome respite to the frenzy that is often part of our lives.
The simple act of women gathering to share experiences and insights has such a profound and positive effect.

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in my role as a full-time mother. The connection to other women has diminished the feeling of isolation that is often so common while caring for young children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I could make changes to this organization, I would find a way to offer more services to young mothers, and recruit a wider age range of participants.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Womens Well is an extraordinary place. One merely walks up the steps into the small but lovingly kept space, and one immediately can feel the warmth, support and power of every circle of women which has gone before. As both a workshop participant and as a facilitator, every time I attend an event there, I leave with a feeling of renewal, peace, and empowerment.

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Each time I go I am touched in every area of my well being - body, mind and spirit.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only thing I would change is to let more women know of this beautiful place!

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Rating: 4 stars  

My first Well contact was the 1999 5th nine month powerful circle. I was blown away by the power of the women involved in leading the circle,From then on (a long time) I have taken course and am on the Well Council. It is truly a source of strength and inspiration for women.

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

Making friends

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help insure financial security

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is such a great group of women, giving classes and workshops to women about our history and to nourish our souls. Truly a great way to spend time and make new friends.

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

Huge personal growth

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it accessible to everyone.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first attended courses at the Women's Well in 2003 amidst a period of life transition. I had been involved in spiritual and healing communities for many years but had not previously experienced any place quite like the Women's Well. I immediately felt at home in this community of women. I went on to participate in and enjoy several short courses, open circles and a nine month Mystery School. I now teach and serve as a Council Member. For me there was and still is something especially wonderful about sitting in circle with other women, whether we are sharing our stories, diving deep within, participating in an opening and growth-oriented activity, learning something new and interesting, or simply sitting together peacefully in silence. From the moment I first entered the space several years ago I felt nurtured, supported and safe. I still feel those qualities today every time I am at the Women's Well.

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

As a participant, facilitator and Council Member.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Reach more women.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

In my experience, the Women’s Well in West Concord, Massachusetts is unique. The space is beautiful – light, airy, high ceilings, tastefully decorated. Strong, caring, thoughtful women gather here to attend a wide variety of classes or simply to sit in circle, celebrate the change of seasons, and learn from sharing their own stories and supporting others. This is a safe and sacred place where women can connect with and honor all that is beautiful within themselves and each other. All women are welcome - NO exceptions! There are classes, films, musical gatherings and discussion groups… and even a modest library, as well as notices of meetings, resources and events of interest to women in and around Concord and the greater Boston metropolitan area.

The Women’s Well is a wonderful resource. For me personally, it has been a haven where I feel safe, welcome and can deepen intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. What an incredible gift and one of the best kept secrets in the area!

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Knowing that the Women's Well is there for me has been personally reassuring and inspiring. I have become more aware of the unique value in my life of female camaraderie and more confident of my place in the 'sisterhood'.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would encourage it to do more outreach on a local level so that more women become aware of the benefits of getting involved and avail themselves of the gift of belonging.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I have been attending Women's Well events since 1998. I have taken classes that were ongoing - and classes that were just for a few hours.

The teachers are women who come from a loving spirit and are very knowledgeable in their field. I always walk away with a renewed feeling of empowerment and centeredness.

The classes at the Women's Well nurture my mind and my spirit.

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

A deeper sense of who I am and where I come from.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them tons of money to advertise more and to reach more and more women. To empower them, and give them a place to learn and be heard.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I live less than half an hour from The Women's Well, but dif not know they even existed. Through a new acquaintance I learned of their programs and groups. I participated in several: "Reinventing your Life," and two "Deep River" full-day workshops. I can honestly say that I have never been more comfortable in, or more welcomed into , a group of women working towards greater clarity and integrity in their lives.
Where else in today's crazy-fast world can one find a chance to step back, admit vulnerability, and know that there will be caring support and no judgements?
Ths organization is truly a godsend.

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

The results, for me, are ongoing. I am maintaining prior connections and working on making new ones.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Somehow, I would figure out how to foster broader connections with other like-minded organizations. I would also seek some kind of a grant to make the organization more widely known.

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Rating: 5 stars  

In 1994 I participated in a nine-month women's spirituality program at a center in Boston. It was a deep and life-changing experience; members of the group still meet and sit in circle together. The nine-month program continued for six years, and then transitioned into the Women's Well, with shorter workshops and other offerings.

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

As both a teacher and participant I have been grateful for the power of women sitting in circle together, speaking their truth and listening deeply.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Extend its reach and audience.

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