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ORGANIZATION: The Woman's Friend Society

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The Woman's Friend Society has a history of empowering women through the progressive works driven by their Board, members and volunteers. Our primary mission today, providing affordable housing to women in transition, is our most important endeavor.

Our entirely volunteer Board of Directors is in need of several key additions in order for us to effectively manage and lead the organization into the future. Those with a desire to influence and work with residents, work on the maintenance and restoration of Emmerton House, our Federal Period nationally registered building, or to develop our membership and volunteer pool would be most welcome.

Consider learning more about us and speaking with our Executive Leadership to see if this is the right fit for your volunteer journey.

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About The Woman's Friend Society


12 Hawthorne Blvd, Salem, MA 01970, US

Mission Statement

Our mission everyday is to provide safe, affordable living at Emmerton House in Salem, MA to single women of any nationality or class, working or student, and encourage habits of industry and self-reliance.


The Woman’s Friend Society has been a positive and often pioneering force in the charitable life of Salem, Massachusetts, since the society’s founding in 1876. Examples of our charitable contribution abound. Some of the more noteworthy include being the first organization to provide sewing lessons to immigrant women to enable them to become gainfully employed. Recognizing the health needs of Salem’s low-income population, the Society provided the first Visiting Nursing services in the city of Salem, MA. The first Kindergarten was provided at Emmerton House, an idea later picked up and implemented by the Salem Public Schools. The Mack Industrial School had its beginnings with the Society. Today our contributions include providing affordable housing for women who are single, working, and/or students.

We also have an active community outreach program and are consistently working to maintain and restore Emmerton House, our nationally registered Federal Period home, partner with complementary nonprofits and commercial businesses to increase awareness, provide services to our residents, and serve the community.


Homeless & Housing
Community, Homeless & Housing, Women


We'll work with your schedule.


12 Hawthorne BlvdSalem, MA 01970



  • Facilities Management
  • Case Work / Management
  • Donor Management
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • People Skills
  • Social Work


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • Our BOD meets monthly for 1.5 hours, some committee work, events or other special efforts could ask for another 2 -3 hours monthly. Typically, interest largely influences how much time is necessary.
  • Technical abilities for email, online videoconferencing, online access of files and other types of communication may be important at times. Living and/or working on the North Shore is not required, although knowledge of the area is helpful.

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