Member Directory

The Women's Initiative (TWI)

Address 1101 East High St Suite A
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Phone (434) 872-0047
Website http://www.thewomensinitiative.org
Primary Contact Elizabeth Irvin
Primary Email eirvin@thewomensinitiative.org
Executive Director Elizabeth Irvin
Primary Focus Area Health and Safety
Service Areas

Mission Statement

The mission of The Women’s Initiative is to provide women with effective counseling, social support and education so they can transform life challenges into positive change and growth.


The Women’s Initiative provides vital mental health services for women regardless of ability to pay. We offer individual counseling on a sliding scale and a free walk-in clinic. Our therapeutic support groups and social support opportunities offer safe, welcoming group environments for women. And our Education & Outreach program aims to provide evidence-based mental health and wellness skills to the community, decrease stigma around mental health issues, and increase access to care.

Key Programs

Program 1

Giving Opportunities

Opportunity 1

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

Building on themes from 10 discussion sessions with 67 community members, and several leading national frameworks for nonprofit health and impact, the 7 Actionable Principles aim to create a shared understanding of what makes a healthy nonprofit and build a supportive learning community of nonprofits and funders.

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.