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Mission Statement

Crittenton Women's Union transforms the course of low-income women's lives so that they can attain economic independence and create better futures for themselves and their families.

We accomplish this by:

  • Providing safe housing, caring supports, education, and training programs;
  • Innovating new programmatic designs based on research and client experience;
  • Using this knowledge and experience to shape public policy and achieve social change.

Description

OUR REPUTATION

  • More than 300 years of combined service and support on behalf of low-income and at-risk women and their families.
  • The Commonwealth's largest provider of transitional housing for homeless mothers and children; the first transitional home for domestic violence survivors in New England
  • Offers the opportunity for individuals to complete their education or receive further training, encouraging them to become economically independent.
OUR SERVICES
  • Housing: Emergency and transitional housing; permanent housing search and placement
  • Education: Alternative high school; GED; college/career counseling
  • Workforce Development: Technology training; job-readiness; professional mentoring
  • Family Support Services: Parenting education; health and wellness; early literacy
  • Research and Advocacy: Designing innovative programming based on research; using our knowledge to inform public policy and achieve social change

OUR IMPACT
Each year:

  • 2,000+ individuals touched by our services
  • 350+ homeless families residing in our housing programs
  • 300 students enrolled in our education and training programs
  • 1,500 families with children receiving early education, family support skills and parenting education

OUR LOCATIONS

  • Administrative: One Washington Mall, Boston, MA 02108
  • Programming: Ten Perthshire Road, Boston 02135; additional locations in Allston, Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury

OUR OPERATIONS

  • 125 employees
  • $10 million annual budget; 70% government, 30% private

Website

http://www.liveworkthrive.org

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