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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.

Close to Home

Close to Home

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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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.

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What's New at CWU

June 4, 2015

Close to Home: Reflections on Poverty, Perseverance and Promise

A Crittenton Women's Union installation and event, hosted by Boston City Hall. Initiated in October 2013 with Michael Patrick MacDonald, the award-winning and NY Times best-selling author of All Souls: A Family Story from Southie and Easter Rising: A Memoir of Roots and Rebellion, the "Close to Home" project has been a cathartic and powerful exercise in crafting memoirs for social justice.

May 14, 2015

The Nields Benefit Concert

Please join CWU and hosts Anne St. Goar and Shippen Page as we welcome celebrated sisters and folk singer-songwriters, the Nields for a live outdoor concert benefiting CWU!

May 12, 2015

Nina McLemore Trunk Show to Benefit CWU

Join friends of CWU on May 12, 2015 for an exclusive trunk show and meet & greet with noted women's fashion designer, Nina McLemore!


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