The Alliance for Women is building a web of allies across the state, dedicated to common goals of bettering the status of South Carolina women. The following organizations are already working with us to achieve that mission:
Acercamiento Hispano Outreach:
the South Carolina Hispanic Outreach oriented to preserve the dignity, promote the well being, and improve the quality of life of the Hispanic/Latino community in South Carolina. For more information, go to www.schispanicoutreach.org
a division of P&G Pharmaceuticals devoted to educating women about osteoporosis. For more information, go to www.fightfractures.com
American Association of University Women:
a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. For more information, go to www.aauw-greatercolumbiasc.org
Breast Center at Palmetto Baptist Medical Center:
a center started by physicians to provide women diagnosed with breast cancer coordinated, sensitive care that is medically sound, technologically advanced, and responsive to their emotional as well as physical needs. For more information, visit www.palmettohealth.org
or call 803.296.5072.
Center for Women: The only comprehensive women's development center in South Carolina, the Center for Women (CFW) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make personal and professional success an every day event for women in the Lowcountry. For more information, visit: www.c4women.org.
Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development: The Clemson Institute for Economic and Community Development initiated the SC Women's Connection, a statewide organization to improve economic opportunity and quality of life by advancing the status of women through research, teaching and service programs. For more information, click here. Columbia College Leadership Institute:
The Leadership Institute prepares women to assume leadership within their professions and communities, to lead innovation and change throughout their lives, and to be effective in a global society. For more information, visit www.columbiasc.edu/leadership_inst/
Daybreak Crisis Pregnancy Center:
an organization whose mission is to serve you and your family during an unplanned pregnancy. Other center services include counseling, parenting programs, ultrasound services, a clothing bank, and post abortion classes. For more information, call 803.771.6634 or 1.866.840.6212.
League of Women Voters of South Carolina: The League of Women Voters of South Carolina is a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, visit: www.lwvsc.org. Midlands Women's Center:
a program member of the South Carolina Association of Pregnancy Care Centers, who represent private, non-profit Christian ministries that offer women in crisis pregnancies an alternative to abortion. The center's areas of counsel include abortion, adoption, single parenting, family relationships and lifestyles. For more information, please call 803.432.7000.
National Organization for Women, Greater Columbia Chapter:
the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW's goal is to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society. For more information, visit www.now.org
Palmetto Center for Women:
First organized in 1914 as the YWCA of the Midlands, the new Palmetto Center for Women remains committed to providing a home for, and programs that encourage, women's development. As we progress into the new century, we are expanding our original mission to address women's economic, financial and entrepreneurial education needs.
a not-for-profit agency that offers professional, personal reproductive health care that allows you to make more informed decisions about your health. For more information, go to www.pphsinc.org
Providence Hospital Red Dress Campaign:
a center designed with women in mind to provide private heart screenings by advanced nurse practitioners who will explain the findings and assess your personal risk for heart disease. For more information, please visit www.provhosp.com
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands:
an organization which first began serving victims of sexual assault in 1984 as the Rape Crisis Network whose mission is to provide services to sexual trauma survivors and education about sexual trauma issues. For more information, go to www.stsm.org
a program of services for battered women and their children residing in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, Newberry and Kershaw counties in South Carolina. For more information, go to www.sistercare.com
South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy:
supporting education and programs to decrease teen pregnancy in South Carolina. For more information, go to www.teenpregnancysc.org
South Carolina Coalition Against Domestice Violence & Sexual Assault
: A statewide membership coalition formed in 1981 consisting of all the domestic violence programs and rape crisis centers in South Carolina to represent the critical needs of victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. For more information, go to www.sccadvasa.org
South Carolina Commission on Women
: Established in 1971, the South Carolina Commission on Women (the SCCW) has a mission to enhance the quality of life for all South Carolinians by promoting equality of opportunity for South Carolina women and their families. Under this charge, the Commission advises the Governor on matters related to the needs of women in South Carolina. For more information, go to SCCW
South Carolina Women Work!
A state affiliate of the National Network for Women's Employment dedicated to providing education and workforce development to women of South Carolina. For more information, contact Vanessa Nelson-Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org
and visit www.southcarolinawomenwork.com
Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics: The Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics is a non-profit organization registered with the State of South Carolina. The Institute's primary purpose is to train women to become active and powerful participants in the political and governmental process. For more information, visit www.scelectswomen.com.
TellThem!: The grassroots E-Advocacy network to improve reproductive health policy in South Carolina. For more information, visit: www.tellthemsc.org. Women's Breast Center at Lexington Medical Center:
a concerted effort between radiologists, pathologists and physicians that will enable the Breast Health medical staff to streamline the process of detection to diagnosis in only five days. This system was created to provide a network of education and emotional support for patients. For more information, visit www.lexmed.com
Women's Business Center:
supporting the growth of women owned businesses throughout the state. For more information, email email@example.com
Women, Infants and Children (WIC):
a nutrition program geared towards new mothers, pregnant women, and children up to five years of age. For more information, call: Richland County - 803.576.2940; Lexington County - 803.791.3580; Fairfield County - 803.635.6481; Newberry County - 803.321.2170; and Kershaw County - 803.425.6012.
Women in Philanthropy:
women in Columbia and surrounding counties who pool financial resources and make philanthropic investments to address root causes of strategic issues facing women and children in the Midlands. For more information, go to www.womeninphilanthropy.org
an environment created for women ages 18 and older who may be dealing with issues related to alcohol, mental illness, drugs, or those who have just been released from the prison system. For more information, call 803.779.4706.
yW Empowerment Center: The vW empowerment center at the YWCA of Greenville provides training for leadership, building self-esteem, business acumen skills and mentorship to young and adult women in Greenville County seeking to be leaders in the community and in business. For more information, click here.
Zonta - Columbia Chapter: a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women.
If you are a member of an organization that is interested in joining with The Alliance for Women to improve the indicators of the status of women, please contact us