A Woman's Place is a community-based social change organization committed to the empowerment of women and to ending intimate and domestic violence for all.
A Woman’s Place (AWP), is Bucks County, PA's only domestic violence service and prevention organization. AWP envisions a society where all individuals are safe in their relationships and can flourish.
Survivors of domestic violence in Bucks County have only AWP to look to for safety for themselves and their children. A safe shelter, 24-hour emergency and referral hotline, 24-hour First Response Team, counseling services for adults and children, legal advocacy and Civil Legal Representation, and safety
planning – these are the methods through which AWP protects and educates those who reach out for aid in their time of crisis. Additionally, AWP works to take victims beyond crisis to a place of flourishing – a place where they stand on their own two feet, declare themselves whole and complete, and are able to recognize that they deserve a happy and healthy relationship. As domestic violence affects everyone in a community, AWP also provides comprehensive community-based domestic violence awareness and prevention training, education, outreach, and advocacy.
AWP’s Safe Options Project provides victims of domestic violence and their children with the opportunity to make choices and changes that will lead to safer and healthier living. During the 2014-15 fiscal year, AWP’s 24-hour hotline answered 4,099 calls which provided counseling and referral services. AWP’s Legal Advocacy and First Response services provided 4,218 hours of legal options counseling, including assistance filing for Protection from Abuse Orders and court accompaniment; the Legal Assistance program provided representation on over 103 cases in matters including divorce, support, custody, welfare, child-related issues, immigration, and bankruptcy. AWP provided 13,923 hours of counseling services to victims of domestic violence and counseled 134 children of those victims. AWP’s emergency shelter provided 7,185 bed nights to 66 women and 83 children.
AWP’s Prevention Project builds the community's ability to understand and break the cycle of domestic to help create a safer community. During the 2014-15 fiscal year, through community awareness events, workshops, trainings, coalition work, and other programming, AWP’s educators reached community members at 73 events. Educators provided 62 domestic violence awareness trainings to healthcare professionals at all 6 Bucks County hospitals and at 7 law enforcement trainings. AWP's healthy friendship and safe dating programs reached 6,941 elementary, junior high, and high school students.
AWP’s Empowerment Project works with members of the community with different skill sets and expertise to offer programs open to all members of the community, which give individuals who have received services from AWP in the past the opportunity to integrate into groups that are made up of not only other individuals who have been victimized. Included in the programs are book clubs, writing groups, financial literacy groups, health and wellness groups, and employment and leadership groups, for both adults and teens. Additionally, there are two groups that are only open to AWP clients: a writing/support group called Thursday Night Ladies and a financial literacy course. During the 2014-15 fiscal year, The Empowerment Project reached 174 participants in 15 programs offering 374 presentations and conversations.
The idea of A Woman’s Place (AWP) began during the summer of 1976. At the time, the founding mothers were involved in the women’s movement and three of them met through the National Organization for Women (NOW). They hosted monthly programs, including one on domestic violence. In promoting that
meeting, they began to get calls from women in need of shelter and resources. They found there was no place and there were no systems to address the problem. One founding mother had a building with a storefront in Sellersville and converted it to a women’s center. A rear apartment was slated to become a shelter.
AWP quickly became a resource for information and a drop-in center for women seeking support. A local newspaper wrote a story on the storefront and, on Christmas Eve, police called stating that they had a woman and two children in need of shelter. AWP sheltered them. Incorporated as a private, nonprofit organization in 1977, AWP will celebrate its milestone 40th anniversary as Bucks County’s only domestic violence service and prevention organization in 2016.
- Year established:1976
- Organization type:Grantseeker
- Country of registration:United States
- Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
- IRS Section:501(c)(3)
- IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
Types of funding being sought (i.e. funding type)
- None specified
Program areas of focus and activity (i.e. funding cause)
- None specified
Geographic areas of focus and activity (i.e. geographic area)
- None specified
IRS Business Master File Information
- Organization Name:A WOMANS PLACE
- Sort (Secondary) Name:
- Care Of Name:
- Organization Address:PO BOX 299
- Organization City:DOYLESTOWN
- Organization State:PA
- Organization Zip:18901-0299
- Group Exemption Number:0000
- Subsection Code:03
- Classification Code(s):1, 2
- Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
- Affiliation Code:3
- Ruling Date:February, 1983
- Deductibility Code:1
- Foundation Code:15
- Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
- Activity Code(s):399, 569
- Activity Code Desc.(s):Other housing activities, Referral service (social agencies)
- Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
- Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
- Tax Period:June, 2016
- Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
- Accounting Period:June
- NTEE Code:
- Asset Amount:$2,007,492
- Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
- Income Amount:$3,685,269
- Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
- 990 Revenue Amount:$3,167,222
- Last Updated:4/25/2017 3:49:26 am
This information is directly from the IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File at Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract. This information is not under the control of the Common Grant Application and is collected and compiled and can only be changed by the IRS.