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Crittenton Women’s Union

2011 Speaker

Crittenton Women’s Union

help low-income women attain economic independence

Crittenton Women’s Union (CWU), a Boston-based innovator in breaking the cycle of poverty, uniquely combines direct service programs, independent research and public advocacy in its mission to help low-income women attain economic independence. CWU is a social service provider, a think tank, and a grassroots advocacy organization—all in one. Crittenton Women’s Union provides safe housing, support groups and education and training program for approximately 1,400 adults and children annually and fulfills its mission by providing emergency and transitional housing to more than 420 families a year, as well as offering to all who are eligible a full-day GED program, a 12-week career development program course, and a curriculum of trainings through its Economic Mobility Institute that provide the skills and knowledge necessary for family stability and economic independence.

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