After the completion of the 1974 Status of Women Report — an annual evaluation that outlines Alexandria, VA women's challenges in leadership, economic security, healthcare and other areas — the Alexandria Commission for Women was established. Working to eliminate gender discrimination and encourage equal opportunity for women in all aspects of their lives, the Commission continues to advise consult the Alexandria City Council on issues that impact women. The Friends are dedicated donors who support the Commission's events and activities.
Here are our participating members of the Commission:
Click here to learn more about the Friends of the Alexandria Commission for Women and the Commission's advisory groups.
The Alexandria Domestic Violence Safe House helps over 50 women each year. Not only do they provide shelter, but they also provide a gift basket of items when women leave the Safe House and start their new life.
The Shower for the Shelter is a Target drive that will help the program replenish supplies for their shelter. The drive ends September 2019.
Click here to see what is needed. All you need to do is add something to your cart, check it out and the items will be sent to us. Your help is greatly appreciated for this extremely worthy cause.
The Alexandria Sexual Assault Center is looking for five youth advocates to collaborate with student organizations and youth agencies to educate students and the community about sexual assault and prevention services.
Find out more and see how to apply from this flyer. The deadline for applications will be in August.
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