Women's Issues

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SOWN (Supportive Older Women's Network)

Model. 32 groups in Philadelphia area. Founded 1982. Helps women (ages 60+) cope with their specialized aging concerns. Support groups, leadership training, consultation, telephone support, outreach and networking. Newsletter.
Write:
S.O.W.N.
4100 Main Street, Suite 200
Philadelphia, PA 19127
Voice: 215-487-3000
Fax: 215-487-3111
Website: http://www.sown.org
E-mail: info@sown.org
Verified: 4/3/2012

Black Women's Health Imperative

International. 15 chapters. Founded 1981. Grassroots organization aimed at improving the health of black women by providing wellness education, services, self-help group development, leadership development, health information and advocacy. Assists in the development of new local affiliate groups. Self-help brochure, quarterly newsletter and annual news magazine. Membership dues vary.
Write:
Black Women's Health Imperative
1726 M Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Voice: 202-548-4000
Fax: 202-543-9743
Website: http://www.blackwomenshealth.org
E-mail: info@blackwomenshealth.org
Verified: 4/3/2012

OWL - The Voice of Midlife and Older Women

National. Founded 1980. Membership organization that advocates on behalf of various economic and social issues for midlife and older women (social security, pension rights, employment, caregiver support, elder abuse, etc.). Newsletter and chapter development guidelines. Dues dues are sliding scale based on income.
Write:
Older Women's League
1625 K Street, Ste 1275
Washington, DC 20066
Voice: 1-877-653-7966
Fax: 202-332-2949
Website: http://www.owl-national.org
E-mail: owlinfo@owl-national.org
Verified: 7/25/2012

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