33 Maplewood Mall Philadelphia, PA 19144 Phone: 215 848-1120 Fax: 215-848-1130 WomenCount@WomenInDialogue.us
Women Count! is based at and coordinates the Crossroads Women’s Center located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, an inner-city neighborhood diverse in race, ethnicity and income. The Center is a grassroots, multi-racial, community-based meeting place where women come together for support, programs, services, information, classes, training, referrals and action on issues of concern to women and our communities.
We receive many calls for help, information and support from women all over the Philadelphia region, on issues including housing, childcare, welfare, child welfare, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, legal problems, unemployment compensation, health problems for women and/or their children, stress, mental health referrals, discrimination, disability issues, among others. The Crossroads Women’s Center has extensive resource files that we use to make referrals. We call on professionals in different fields (for example lawyers, healthcare providers) willing to offer their services to women we refer for no fee or a reduced fee.
The Center is home to numerous women’s organizations and initiatives, including the Breastfeeding Initiative, which promotes women’s right to breastfeed and is making visible the value of breastfeeding not only to babies and mothers, but to society generally, and the Every Mother is a Working Mother Network which presses for caring work to be recognized and valued, and works with mothers to regain custody of children in foster care.