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Everywoman's Center

Everywoman's Center (EWC) is a multicultural women's center based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, providing a range of services to the diverse cultural and linguistic populations of the University and Hampshire County. EWC's mission is to provide leadership in promoting educational access and equity for women, to empower women to take control of their lives, and to strengthen the connections among women. EWC works to stop the cycles of all forms of oppression, particularly those based on gender, age, class, ethnicity, race, mental and physical ability, sexual orientation, and spiritual belief.

Major programmatic components include information and referral; 24-hour comprehensive rape crisis services; short-term counseling; workshops, training and community organizing on issues of violence against women; advocacy and cultural, educational, and social programming for women of color; support groups.

Women interested in developing their skills by working with any EWC programs are sponsored and supervised by professional staff-women. Training and practicum or internship credit is offered through the University and other colleges.

Everywoman's Center, in Wilder Hall, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, from noon to 4 p.m. Wilder Hall is wheelchair accessible. Rape crisis services are located in Nelson House at 513 E. Pleasant St., Amherst. For information and referrals, tel. 545-0883. For 24-hour sexual assault crisis services, tel. 545-0800. EWC has a TTY in operation for both numbers during business hours.