Triangle Women's Organizations

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Advocacy

 

Alopecia Community of the Triangle
Supports/empowers women, children, and teens living with medically related hair loss such as Alopecia Areata, hair loss due to chemotherapy etc.
P.O. Box 664 Cary, North Carolina 27512
610-5420 | www.AlopeciaCommunity.org


Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Aims to stop drunk driving, support victims and prevent underage drinking.
5104 Western Blvd., Ste. B, Raleigh 27606
787-6599 | www.madd.org/nc


National Organization for Women
Encourages women to participate in mainstream American society and exercise all privileges and responsibilities in equal partnership with men.
PO Box 25331, Raleigh 27611
834-4073 | www.raleighnow.org


Soroptimist International of Raleigh
Enhances the lives of women and girls through counseling, mentoring and projects such as the Professional Clothing Closet.
PO Box 6426, Raleigh 27628

834-8371 | www.soroptimistraleigh.org


Top Ladies of Distinction
Focuses on helping teens and senior citizens, as well as women of status, participate in community beautification and partnership.
107 Trinity Woods Dr., Raleigh 27607
851-4083 | www.tlodinc.org


Triangle Older Women’s League
Addresses special concerns and needs of women as they age.
918 Hampshire Ct., Cary 27511
467-5085 | www.owl-national.org


UNIFEM
Addresses women’s human rights and equality by funding projects in developing countries to end violence against women, reduce their poverty and reverse the spread of
HIV/AIDS.
12312 Galway Dr., Raleigh 27613
426-4948 | www.unifem-usnc.org/chapnc


Women’s Center of Chapel Hill
Offers information, education, referrals and support services to women in the Triangle.
210 Henderson St., Chapel Hill 27514
968-4610 | www.womenspace.org


Women’s Center of Wake County
Promotes emotional, physical and economic empowerment.
128 E. Hargett St., Ste. 10, Raleigh 27601
829-3711 | www.wcwc.org


Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Works for a demilitarized society, an economy that puts people before profit and an end to racism and sexism.
Triangle Branch, 119 Fidelity St., Ste. #C3, Carrboro 27510
968-1888 | http://trianglewilpf.org


BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL

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American Business Women’s Association
Brings together businesswomen to highlight opportunities for professional and personal growth through leadership, education, networking and national recognition.
4706 Mallory Ct., Raleigh 27616
876-5300
PO Box 1931, Raleigh 27602
833-8780 | www.abwa.org


American Women in Radio & Television
Advances the impact of women in broadcast and serves as a resource for its members and the industry.
2450 Perimeter Park Dr., Morrisville 27560
654-7673 | www.awrt.org


Business & Professional Women’s Clubs of N.C.

Empowers women to fulfill their potential through networking, education and developmental programming.
PO Box 1851, Cary 27512
899-5043 | www.bpw-nc.org


Chix in Business
Supports and educates members through personal and professional relationships, information sharing, seminars, mentoring and philanthropic activities.
PO Box 99142, Raleigh 27624
247-8776 | www.chixinbusiness.org


Mothers Unlimited Business Alliance
Offers small- to medium-sized businesses the opportunity to network and grow by partnering with other businesses.
1120 Neuse Ridge Dr., Clayton 27527
320-5099 | www.mothersunlimited.com


National Association of Women Business Owners
Promotes, connects, supports, educates and guides female business owners.
www.nawbo-raleigh.org


National Association of Women in Construction
Encourages the advancement of women in this industry.
3654 Horseshoe Rd., Creedmoor 27522
528-4368 | www.nawic.org


N.C. Association of Women Attorneys
Strives to increase the effective participation by women in the justice system, in public office and within the legal profession; to promote the rights of women under the law; and to improve the welfare of female attorneys in the state.
PO Box 13383, RTP 27709
957-0707 | www.ncawa.org


N.C. Nurses Association
Enhances the image of nursing, advocates for the health and well-being of all people and sponsors continuing-education programs.
103 Enterprise St., Raleigh 27607
821-4250 | www.ncnurses.org


Wake County Guardian ad Litem Program
Provides trained, independent advocates to represent and promote the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children in the state court system.
PO Box 1107, Raleigh 27602
792-5354 | www.wakecountygal.org


Women Business Owners Network
Creates networking and educational opportunities for female business owners.
PO Box 4342, Cary 27519
924-3675 | www.wbon-cary.org
PO Box 20573, Raleigh 27619
873-1688 | www.wakecountywbon.org


Women’s Business Center
Trains, counsels and gives technical assistance to aspiring and current entrepreneurs.
114 W. Parrish St., 4th Floor, Durham 27701
956-8889 | www.ncimed.com/wbc


Women President’s Organization
Improves business conditions for female entrepreneurs and promotes their advancement in all industries.
1013 Erin’s Way, Raleigh 27614
841-0401 | www.womenpresidentsorg.com

Clubs

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American Legion Auxiliary
Contributes to the goals of the American Legion.
PO Box 25726, Raleigh 27611
832-4051 | www.nclegion.org


Assistance League of Raleigh
Puts caring and commitment into action through community-based philanthropic projects.
900 Ridgefield Dr., Ste. 340, Raleigh, 27609
623-7734 | www.raleigh.assistanceleague.org


Chapel Hill Service League
Provides opportunities for members to participate in a wide range of worthwhile projects that meet community needs in the areas of education, welfare and health, focusing on women’s and children’s issues.
PO Box 3003, Chapel Hill 27515
933-1141 | www.chapelhillserviceleague.org


Garner Women’s Club
Improves life in the community through volunteer service projects and fundraising events.
230 U.S. Highway 70, Garner, 27529
772-3515 | http://garnerwomansclub.tripod.com


General Federation of Women’s Clubs – North Carolina
Works to improve the community through volunteer service.
1110 Navaho Dr., Ste. 204, Raleigh 27609
800-448-8684 | www.gfwcnc.org


International Women’s Conversation Group
Holds informal English-conversation and other classes for women.
221 W. Cameron Blvd., Ste. A, Chapel Hill 27599
962-5661 | http://oisss.unc.edu


Junior League
Promotes volunteerism, develops the potential of women and improves communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
900 S. Duke St., Durham 27707
682-0449 | www.jldoc.org
4020 Barrett Dr., Ste. 104, Raleigh 27609
787-7480 | www.jlraleigh.org


Junior Woman’s Club
Strives to pinpoint community needs and works to meet them.
3300 Woman’s Club Dr., Raleigh 27612
685-1889 | www.jwcraleigh.org


Strong Women Organizing Outrageous Projects
Focuses on helping those in need, building community among women through networking and skill-building, and improving the body, mind and spirit of its members.
PO Box 10363, Raleigh 27605
828-9803 | www.swoop4u.org


Wakefield Women’s Club
Sponsors various activities, such as book discussions, shopping trips and community service projects, for the women in and around Wakefield.
7020 Moresham Way, Wake Forest 27587
306-1031 | www.wakefieldwomensclub.com


The Woman’s Club
Brings women together for the intellectual, philanthropic, social and civil betterment of the community.
3300 Woman’s Club Dr., Raleigh 27612
782-5599 | www.womansclubofraleigh.org


CRISIS

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Durham Crisis Response Center
Assists victims with counseling, support, information and referrals.
206 N. Dillard St., Durham 27701
403-9425 | Crisis line: 403-6562
www.durhamcrisisresponse.org


Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services of Chatham County
Provides a 24-hour hotline, counseling and court advocacy.
200 East St., Pittsboro 27312
542-5445 | Crisis Line: 545-0224
www.fvrc.org


Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County
Offers emotional support, community education, court advocacy and crisis intervention for women and their children threatened by domestic violence.
201 E. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill 27514
929-3872 or 866-929-7122
Crisis line: 929-7122 | www.fvpcoc.org


Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
Assists homeless mothers and children through the Durham Rescue Mission.
708 Gilbert St., Durham 27701
956-2513 | www.foodbankcenc.org
3808 Tarheel Dr., Raleigh 27609
875-0707 | www.foodbankcenc.org


Good Samaritan Inn
Assists homeless mothers and children through the Durham Rescue Mission.
507 E. Knox St., Durham 27705
688-9641 ext. 5050

www.durhamrescuemission.org


Inter-Faith Council for Social Service
Sponsors Homestart, support services and a shelter for victims as well as a crisis center and a kitchen for the homeless.
110 W. Main St., Carrboro 27510
929-6380 | www.ifcweb.org


Interact
Provides safety, support and awareness for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
1012 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh 27605
828-7501 | www.interactofwake.org
Sexual assault crisis line: 828-3005
Domestic violence crisis line: 828-7740


Mission House for Women
Provides a safe haven for women recovering from alcohol, narcotics or physical abuse.
PO Box 46777, Raleigh 27610
829-0922 | www.ecommercemecca.com/missionhouse


N.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Raises awareness of domestic violence.
123 W. Main St., Ste. 700, Durham 27701
956-9124 or 888-232-9124 | www.nccadv.org


N.C. Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Works to end sexual violence through education, advocacy and legislation.
811 Spring Forest Rd., Ste. 900, Raleigh 27609
871-1015 | www.nccasa.org


N.C. Victim Assistance Network
Helps victims receive fair treatment from the justice system.
PO Box 28557, Raleigh 27611
831-2857 or 800-348-5068 | www.nc-van.org


Orange County Rape Crisis Center
Provides a 24-hour crisis response hotline, preventative educational programming, and individual and group counseling for those who have experienced sexual assault.
825-A Estes Dr., Chapel Hill 27515
968-4647
109 Millstone Dr., Ste. B, Hillsborough 27278
643-0722
Crisis Line: 866-935-4783 or 967-7273 | www.ocrcc.org


Orange County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services and Crisis Unit
Offers crisis intervention to victims.
144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough 27278
644-3050 | www.co.orange.nc.us/sheriff/communityservice/vservices.htm


Raleigh Rescue Mission
Provides food, shelter, education and counseling for women and children in need.
314 E. Hargett St., Raleigh 27601
828-9014 | www.raleighrescue.org


S.A.F.E. Child
Strives to eliminate child abuse in Wake County by helping to create environments free from abuse and neglect.
864 W. Morgan St., Raleigh 27603
743-6140 | www.safechildnc.org


Summit House
Intervenes in family crises involving nonviolent offenders and their children.
PO Box 27284, Raleigh 27611
329-9214 | www.summithouse.org


Entertainment/Recreation

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Carolina Harmony Chorus
Unites women through music.
PO Box 19853, Raleigh 27619
877-851-9188 | www.carolinaharmony.org


Executive Women’s Golf Association

Aims to positively position women’s golf within corporate America as well as in the world of golf.
PO Box 787, Morrisville 27560
831-5026 | www.ewga-raleigh.net


N.C. Roadrunners Club
Encourages recreational and competitive running in a friendly, social environment.
PO Box 97336, Raleigh 27624
783-5680 | www.ncroadrunners.org


Project Linus
Makes afghans, quilts and blankets for children in need.
405 Tharps Lane, Raleigh 27614
846-8564 | www.projectlinus.org


Women’s Voices Chorus
Performs music composed for sopranos and altos that covers an eclectic range of genres organized around a central theme.
PO Box 2854, Chapel Hill 27515
684-3855 | www.womensvoiceschorus.org


YWCA
Provides fitness, day care and education services for women and their families.
554 E. Hargett St., Raleigh 27601
834-7386 | www.ywcatriangle.org

 

Government

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Durham County Women’s Commission
Serves as the official advisory body on the status of women to the Durham County Board of Commissioners.
PO Box 1642, Durham 27702
560-0025 | www.dconc.gov


N.C. Council for Women
Advises the governor, legislature and state departments on the needs of women.
1320 Mail Service Center, Raleigh 27699
733-2455 | www.nccfwdvc.com


Orange County Commission for Women
Informs the Orange County Board of Commissioners about the status of women.
501 W. Franklin St., Ste. 104, Chapel Hill 27516
960-3875 | www.co.orange.nc.us


Wake County Commission for Women
Reports to the Wake County Board of Commissioners on the status of women.
10 Sunnybrook Rd., Raleigh 27620
380-7020 | www.wakegov.com/womens­commission

Health

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Alliance of AIDS Services - Carolina
Serves people living with HIV/AIDS, their loved ones, caregivers and communities at large through care, prevention, education and advocacy.
324 S. Harrington St., Raleigh 27605
834-2437 | www.aas-c.org


American Cancer Society
Fights cancer through research, education, patient service, advocacy and rehabilitation.
8300 Health Park, Ste. 10, Raleigh 27615
334-5218 | www.cancer.org


American Heart Association
Aims to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 3 killers of women in North Carolina.
3131 RDU Center Dr., Ste. 100, Morrisville 27560
463-8300 | www.heart.org
www.goredforwomen.org


Autism Society of North Carolina

Promotes advocacy for individuals and families affected by autism as well as ongoing education about the needs of the autism community.
505 Oberlin Rd., Ste. 230, Raleigh 27605
800-442-2762 | www.autismsociety-nc.org


Better Start Early
Advocates the importance of cancer prevention in high school classrooms, focusing on self-examinations, nutrition, physical activity and risk factors.
Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education
224 Sunnybrook Rd., Raleigh 27610

231-4006 | www.poehealth.org/


Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program
Gives physicals and mammograms to uninsured or underinsured women ages 50 to 64.
Durham County Health Department
414 E. Main St., Durham 27701

560-7658 | www.bcccp.ncdhhs.gov


Capital Area Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Holds meetings throughout the Triangle for people who wish to lose weight.
870-0479 or 621-3613 | www.tops.org


Duke Breast Cancer Support Group
Offers support for patients in any stage of breast cancer.
Duke Raleigh Hospital
3400 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh 27609

954-3587 | www.dukeraleighhospital.org


EncorePlus Program, YWCA of Wake County
Provides early-detection education and mammograms to women 40 years and older at little or no cost.
554 E. Hargett St., Raleigh 27601
834-7386 | www.ywcatriangle.org


Look Good, Feel Better Program
Gives free cosmetologist consultations to patients during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Duke Raleigh Cancer Center
3404 Wake Forest Rd., Medical Office 7, Raleigh 27609

954-3000 | www.dukehealth.org


National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Supports research and provides services, education and advocacy for the almost 5,000 people in Eastern North Carolina living with MS, their families and health care professionals.
3101 Industrial Dr., Ste. 210, Raleigh 27609
834-0678 | www.nationalmssociety.org/NCT


Planned Parenthood
Works to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible choices.
100 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh 27603
833-7526
105 Newsom St., Ste. 101, Durham 27704
286-2872
1765 Dobbins Dr., Chapel Hill 27514
942-7762 | www.plannedparenthood.org


Pretty In Pink Foundation
Provides financial assistance, resources and support to underinsured and uninsured North Carolinians diagnosed with breast cancer.
2501 Blue Ridge Rd., Ste. 250, Raleigh 27607
532-0532 | www.prettyinpinkfoundation.org


Reach to Recovery
Offers support and information for breast-cancer patients and their families, in any stage of the disease.
American Cancer Society
11 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh 27603

834-8463 | www.cancer.org


Sisko Foundation
Holds an annual tennis tournament and other events to raise awareness and funds for breast-cancer research as well as provides support and education to patients.
9337 Hometown Dr., Raleigh 27615
844-0530 | www.siskofoundation.org


Susan G. Komen for the Cure N.C. Triangle
Combats breast cancer by raising money for research as well as education, screening and treatment programs.
133 Fayetteville St., Ste. 300, Raleigh 27601
493-2873 | www.komennctriangle.org


Teer House
Offers health education programs for women and children.
Duke University Health Education Services
4019 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham, 27704

477-2644
www.dukehealth.org/locations/teer_house/


Triangle Breast Cancer Support Group
promotes women’s heart health, advocates for equal access to quality care, and provides information and resources. Monthly meetings in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
WH-ChapelHill@womenheart.org; WH-Durham@womenheart.org;
raleighwomenheart@yahoo.com
877-771-0030


WomenHeart
Bolsters patients as well as their families and friends.
Cancer Center of N.C.
4101 Macon Pond Rd., Raleigh 27607

781-7070 | www.cancercentersofnc.com

Parenting

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Child Care Services Association
Renders support, referrals and information for families about child-care regulations and child development.
1829 E. Franklin St., Building 1000,
Chapel Hill 27514

967-3272
1201 South Briggs Ave., Ste. 200, Durham 27703
403-6950
319 Chapanoke Rd., Raleigh 27603
779-2220 | www.childcareservices.org


Durham Mothers Club
Offers play groups, parenting education, mom’s night out and a book club as well as craft, movie-lovers’ and game-players’ nights.
405-2310 | www.durham-mothers-club.org


Holistic Moms Network
Supports moms who have an interest in natural health and mindful parenting.
625 Tower St., Raleigh 27607
423-5813 | www.holisticmoms.org


Motheread
Researches, develops and implements educational programs that strengthen the bond between parents and children.
3008 Anderson Dr., Ste. 103, Raleigh 27609
781-2088 | www.motheread.org


Nursing Mothers of Raleigh
Educates and supports breast-feeding mothers.
West Raleigh Presbyterian Church
27 Horne St., Raleigh 27607

847-4903 | www.nursing­mothersofraleigh.org


Southwest Wake Mothers & More
Improves the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy; addresses mothers’ needs as individuals and members of society; and promotes the value of their work.
826 E. Williams St., Apex 27502
http://mothersandmore-190.tripod.com

 


Politics

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Democratic Women
Endorses growth of the Democratic Party and encourages Democratic women to participate in the political process.
220 Hillsborough St., Raleigh 27603
828-5656 | www.wakedems.org


League of Women Voters
Encourages citizens to participate in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
PO Box 3397, Chapel Hill 27515
419-1650
3509 Haworth Dr., Ste. 404, Raleigh, 27609
783-5995 | www.lwvnc.org


N.C. Center for Women in Public Service
Prepares women, regardless of party, to seek and serve in public office.
PO Box 27421, Raleigh 27611
508-2308 | www.nccwps.org


Republican Women
Promotes an informed electorate through education and activity to increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through active participation.
1901 Navan Lane, Garner 27529
772-5876 | becca75m@bellsouth.net
219 Lochwood West Dr., Cary 27511
851-8655
4019 Kelly Dr., Durham 27707
489-4444 | j-mflanary@msn.com

 


University

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American Association of University Women
Funds education, research and self-development for women while fostering equity and positive societal change.
1161 Fearrington Post, Pittsboro 27312
542-1138
104 Drywood Place, Cary 27512
562-0860 | www.rwc.aauwnc.org


Carolina Women’s Center
Promotes a positive and equitable learning environment through affirmation, support and celebration of all women.
UNC-Chapel Hill, Campus Box 3302,
215 W. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill 27599

962-8305 | www.unc.edu/womenscenter


Duke University Women’s Center
Provides information, advocacy, technical assistance, referrals and programs on gender-related issues.
306 Alexander Ave., Box 90920, Durham 27708
684-3897 | www.studentaffairs.duke.edu/wc


NCSU Women’s Center
Strives to create a university environment that eliminates barriers, diminishes prejudice and bigotry, and extends a supportive climate to all women.
3120 Talley Student Center, Building #102,
Campus Box 7306, Raleigh 27695
515-2012 | www.ncsu.edu/womens_center


UNC-Chapel Hill Woman’s Club
Offers women associated with UNC-Chapel Hill opportunities for friendship, social activities, intellectual stimulation and service.
PO Box 309, Chapel Hill 27514
942-4322 | www.unc.edu/uwc