About Us

For over forty years, The Women’s Center has provided mental health counseling, support and education to the metropolitan area to help people live healthy, stable and productive lives.

Since The Women’s Center was founded in 1974, we have grown to include service to women, men, families, young adults and children. We now serve 4,000 people annually at our two locations in Virginia and Washington, DC. Functioning as a teaching institution for mental health professionals, we provide one of the largest, and most prestigious and competitive training programs in the region.

A nonprofit organization, The Women’s Center relies on philanthropic support to offer subsidized and free care and support to people in need in the community.

Our Mission

The mission of The Women’s Center is to significantly improve the mental health and well-being of all members of the community through counseling, education, support and advocacy.

Our Vision

The Women’s Center will continue to be synonymous with mental well-being, and all members of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can turn to the Center for counseling support when facing life’s challenges and transitions, or are seeking personal or professional development. Our vision is realized because of our partners – corporate, government, nonprofit and individuals — who work with us to reduce the stigma often associated with mental health services, by promoting the improved quality of life that these essential services bring.

Our History

 

The Women’s Center was founded over forty years ago, when people like you wrapped their arms around women who were facing some of life’s most difficult challenges, and walked with them on their journey into a brighter future. In the decades that followed, The Women’s Center grew larger, to include mental health counseling, and opened a second office in Washington, DC. Continuously responding to community need, we developed expertise in aiding victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, now serving over 700 people experiencing this trauma and violence annually. Further, our outreach expanded to serving 4,000 women, men and children from all over the metropolitan region. Our mission today is as it was in 1974, to provide excellent support, advocacy and education to people in the metropolitan area, regardless of their ability to pay for our services, so that they may live healthy, stable and productive lives.