Women Count! / Women in Dialogue

33 Maplewood Mall Philadelphia, PA 19144                  Phone: 215 848-1120 Fax: 215-848-1130           WomenCount@WomenInDialogue.us

Crossroads Women’s Center

We are a multiracial community-based center for collective self-help support and advocacy against poverty, sexism, racism, disability and other discriminations, and for financial recognition for unpaid caregiving, overwhelmingly the work of women – women and children are 70% of poor people in Philadelphia. 

Women and men who work out of the Center know from personal experience how tough it is to win recognition and resources for the work we do, especially if we are Black, Brown, LGBTQ … and to get what we need and are entitled to in order to tackle injustices in the benefits, legal, criminal and child welfare systems. We build on each other’s skills and experiences to improve our situations and make change.

Groups and Initiatives Based at the Center

  • CAFES: Caregiving Advocacy for Food & Economic Security
  • Care Income Now!
  • Crossroads Women’s Wellness
  • Every Mother is a Working Mother Network
  • Global Women’s Strike and Women of Color/GWS
  • Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Wives Fighting for Our Loved One’s Lives
  • Payday Men’s Network
  • Women’s Fitness Club

Issues We Address

  • Access to Benefits (Welfare, SNAP, Healthcare, Other)
  • Caregivers’ Supports
  • Childcare
  • Child Welfare
  • Criminal Justice
  • Discrimination
  • Domestic Violence
  • Elder Care
  • Guardianship
  • Health
  • Healthy Food Access
  • Housing
  • Legal Help that is Accountable
  • Pay Equity
  • Poverty
  • Tax Credits

How We Work Together

  • Peer Support. Each person is centrally involved in her own case while working with others on the basis of collective self-help. People are empowered and we are more likely to gain our rights.
  • Collaboration. We work with a range of community groups, refer to supportive organizations, and follow-up to ensure follow-through.
  • Health and Wellness. We provide a healthy lunch for those using the Center, along with meditation classes and community garden plot. With our partners, we provide tax/legal benefits clinics.

We are based in Germantown. For 25 years we were at 33 Maplewood Mall. In 2022 we moved to 5011 Wayne Ave. All are welcome! Volunteers, rummage items and donates are greatly appreciated. Call us at 215-848-1120. Email us at philly@allwomencount.net

The Center is run by Women in Dialogue, a 501c3 non-profit founded in 1985 by a multiracial network of women to “bring communities together by bringing women together on our common concerns.”

Thank you to the following for their support:

  • Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services for support of our wellness programs
  • William Penn Foundation for support of our healthy food initiative
  • Mellon Foundation for support of Wages for Housework Campaign archives
  • Philadelphia Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity for support of our Child Tax Credit work
  • MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge Microgrant for support of our “Mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, Fighting for our loved ones’s lives” project
  • Women’s Way for general operating support
  • Philadelphia Activities Fund and City Councilwoman Cindy Bass for support of the Women’s Fitness Club
  • Germantown Community Alliance for a planter
  • Commerce Department and PIDC for support of our building renovation

Help us with out building campaign!


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