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 Lisa Gaudet
Primary Email info@thewomensinitiative.org
Executive Director Elizabeth Irvin
Primary Focus Area Health and Safety
Service Areas
  • Albemarle
  • Charlottesville
  • Louisa
  • Nelson

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. And our Education and 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