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A Dynamic Approach to Helping Women and Their Families

Crittenton Women's Union breaks new ground daily helping low-income women achieve economic independence. In one organization, we combine direct service programs, independent research, and public advocacy. Our clients' determination to overcome poverty informs our search for solutions and inspires our call for change.

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The result of a year-long collaborative workshop, CWU's newest publication features personal autobiographical essays written by five women overcoming poverty. Led by Boston native and best-selling author of All Souls: A Family Story from Southie, Michael Patrick MacDonald, the project has been an exercise in crafting memoirs to foster self-empowerment and social justice.

» Learn more about this project, read the e-book, and listen to audio clips.

 

Transforming Lives

Crittenton Women’s Union transforms the lives of 1,400 people each year. Learn more about how CWU is creating opportunities for economic independence!

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What are the real costs of living in Massachusetts in 2013? This invaluable interactive tool will allow you to easily determine how much it costs for a specific family-type to live in any community in Massachusetts.

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What's New at CWU

March 25, 2016

CWU declares May 6, 2016 Economic Independence Day.

A celebration of our transformational work, our ten year anniversary, and our participants’ progress on the road to independence.

February 16, 2016

WBUR Radio Boston: New Group Forms To Find Solutions To Poverty

Host Meghna Chakrabarti introduces us to newsmakers, big thinkers and artists and brings us stories of relevance to Bostonians here and around the region.

February 10, 2016

CommonWealth Magazine: Coaching can help poor emerge from poverty

By Elisabeth Babcock According to a new report from the Brookings Institution, Boston has the biggest wage gap in the country. One out of every four Massachusetts residents lives in a working-poor family that cannot afford to meet its basic needs. The current system of public assistance can help poor families survive, but it is not designed as a path to economic independence in our modern innovation economy.


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