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A Dynamic Approach to Helping Women and Their Families

Crittenton Women's Union breaks new ground daily helping low-income women achieve economic independence. In one organization, we combine direct service programs, independent research, and public advocacy. Our clients' determination to overcome poverty informs our search for solutions and inspires our call for change.

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The result of a year-long collaborative workshop, CWU's newest publication features personal autobiographical essays written by five women overcoming poverty. Led by Boston native and best-selling author of All Souls: A Family Story from Southie, Michael Patrick MacDonald, the project has been an exercise in crafting memoirs to foster self-empowerment and social justice.

» Learn more about this project, read the e-book, and listen to audio clips.


Transforming Lives

Crittenton Women’s Union transforms the lives of 1,400 people each year. Learn more about how CWU is creating opportunities for economic independence!

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Economic Independence Calculator

What are the real costs of living in Massachusetts in 2013? This invaluable interactive tool will allow you to easily determine how much it costs for a specific family-type to live in any community in Massachusetts.

» Use the Calculator

What's New at CWU

October 21, 2015

Mobility Mentoring® Essentials Training Fall 2015

On Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22, social service practitioners who want to learn more about Mobility Mentoring® and best practices in helping families reach economic mobility are invited to attend a two-day training session.

October 2, 2015

Beyond Financial Aid 2015

Crittenton Women's Union has joined with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute to offer this free booklet that explains the public benefits that may be available to help college or vocational training students in addition to educational financial aid

September 30, 2015

CWU Young Patron's Taste for a Cause

Join CWU Young Patrons for an evening at Harpoon Brewery, featuring a private tasting of seasonal and signature Harpoon beers.

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