The Center for the Women of New York helps women overcome financial, violence, social, wellness, and legal issues by raising awareness and advocating for full gender equality for women, understanding their needs, and connecting them with CWNY services, nonprofit partner organizations, and public resources to aid, uplift, and address their challenges.

Click below for March’s highlights!

Programs, Services, & Events

CWNY offers support groups for caregivers and women in crisis, and workshops and classes on topics such as domestic violence, trafficking awareness, career advancement, financial literacy, sustainable gardening, and English as a Second Language.

See specific programs and services currently being offered:

View our past presentations here.
See what’s upcoming at CWNY here.
If you have needs or ideas on what we can offer, please contact us.

  • Support Groups:
    • Women in Crisis Support Group: every Tues. at 6–7 PM. Hybrid (virtual & at our Queens Borough Hall location). Register
    • Caregivers Phone Support Group: every Thurs. at 2–3 PM. Register
  • In-person at our Fort Totten Park location:
    • Yoga Classes: every Wed. at 12–1 PM & every Thurs. at 6–7 PM. Register
    • Gardening & Sustainability Workshops: every Thurs. at 10:00–11:30 AM. Register
    • Self-Esteem Workshops: every 2nd Thurs. of the month at 7–9 PM. Register
  • Virtually:
    • Financial Literacy Workshops: every 3rd Wed. of the month at 8–9 PM. Register
    • Career Workshops: every 1st Tues. of the month at 12–1 PM. Register
    • Conversational ESL Classes: every Thurs. at 4–5 PM. Register
    • Women’s Issues Think Tank: every 4th Wed. of the month at 1:30–3:00 PM. Register
  • In-person at our 2 locations:
    • Free Tax Prep Assistance: Thurs. Mar 9–Apr 6 at 11 AM–4 PM. One 1-hr session per person.
  • and more!

Testimonials from women CWNY has helped:

“Before I was dealing with all the challenges [of being a caregiver] alone, which creates more stress. Now, by exchanging information and experiences with other members and the two empathetic facilitators, I come away with helpful suggestions. Mostly, I’m grateful to have a place to talk, and even cry, and feel supported.” — Daniella

“The ESL sessions with my teacher have impacted me in a very positive manner and given me the confidence that I am sounding clear. Before this class, I had not gotten any feedback from an instructor or teacher in the field and I was never sure about what I was saying. I was always uncomfortable with saying the words and was curious about the background of the word. With my CWNY teacher, she corrects me and my confidence has risen.” — Helen

See more testimonials here.

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