The Women’s Initiative is a nonprofit organization serving Central Virginia that provides vital mental health services to individuals regardless of ability to pay. Their mission is to provide women with support to transform life challenges into positive change and growth.

The Women’s Initiative offers culturally responsive counseling, social support, and education programs that serve more than 2,500 women annually. Throughout the year, they host both in-person and virtual opportunities to connect with yourself and the community, such as support groups, art for relaxation, LGBTQ+ social hours, and Chihamba West African dance. If you are interested in individual counseling or support groups, you can access their walk-in and call-in clinics, which are open to the public, four days a week as a way to get started.  The Women’s Initiative also provides affinity-based healing through their Sister Circle program for Black women and Bienestar program, which serves the Latinx community.

More information about their services, as well as ways to volunteer and donate, can be found on their website or by calling (434) 872-0047.