CELEBRATING SISTERHOOD Presents SHE SHINES CONFERENCE Theme: SHE STILL SHINES! * SHE SHINES CONFERENCE MISSION: “To empower you spiritually, inform you intellectually, inspire you with hope and determination, and motivate you with drive and renewed strength to stand bold in your purpose and live out your faith in this ever-changing world.” (A.R. Bernard) SHE SHINES! is a women’s conference specially designed for black women. The purpose of this conference is to mobilize, empower, engage, enrich, and inspire a collective network of women from various walks of life and diverse experiences. SHE SHINES, as she embraces her culture while aspiring to live a thriving, God-inspired purposeful life in her home, workplace, community, houses of worship, and in the public sphere. Our three-word purpose statement: Inspire, Hope, and Shine motivates us to uplift and celebrate sisterhood. 2021 CONFERENCE PURPOSE: Excite and energize the consciousness of women by: (1) Validating the importance of self-care, meaningful relationships, and the benefits of balancing life, work, and productivity. (2) Heightening attendees’ awareness about civic participation, activism, and mobilizing women to collectively use and exercise their power and voice in the public square. (3) Encouraging and supporting women to pursue and serve in key leadership positions in various professions, industries, communities, and government sectors; and (4) Assessing the intersectionality of faith, values, ethics, and principles in the [...]
Women Against Abuse is pleased to join local health and mental health providers at a Mental Health Fall Festival on Monday, October 11th from Noon to 3 pm at Congreso de Latinos Unidos: 216 W Somerset Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133. The festival will include resource tables, food, give-aways and free mental health screenings. agency providers. We hope to see you there!
Clinical Staff of the Greenridge Counseling Center will provide onsite in-person mental health screenings to interested individuals at Journey's Way Senior Center in Roxborough. Clinician will be on hand to answer questions and to provide resources and referrals. Given the impact of COVID on our mental health and wellbeing, we encourage everyone to take a few moments out of their day to complete a "check up from the neck up!"
iPledge® is Women Against Abuse’s citywide public awareness campaign that calls on everyday Philadelphians to take a stand against relationship violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year’s theme, Safer Together, will shine a light on some of the most vulnerable survivors of intimate partner violence – refugees and undocumented members of our community – who must overcome significant barriers to accessing safety and support. The 2021 iPledge® Campaign will celebrate Women Against Abuse’s partnerships with Nationalities Services Center and HIAS PA, and the critical work these organizations are doing to integrate domestic violence intervention and prevention into their culturally-relevant programming. Women Against Abuse's Behavioral Health Team will be circulating in the crowd at iPledge, providing brief, mobile mental health screenings to those interested. The screening is estimated to take 10 minutes or less, and participants will receive a gift card for their time.