Our community-based, volunteer-driven program strives to support the progress of social justice within the Kensington community. We believe learning is a life–long pursuit that is best supported by a growth mindset, and strong sense of community.
Thea Bowman’s Women Center
“I think the difference between me and some people is that I’m content to do my little bit. Sometimes people think they have to do big things in order to make change. But if each one would light a candle we’d have a tremendous light.” (Thea Bowman)
Mission and Purpose
The Thea Bowman Center is a day program that provides a safe and secure place for women marginalized by poverty, homelessness, addiction, trauma and commercial sex work. It seeks to be a supportive healing presence, offering a place where women can experience a sense of community, acceptance and belonging while being empowered to work toward their goals at their own pace.
The capacity of the space allows for 10-12 women to be served at any given time in the space. There is a dining space, a full kitchen, shower room, laundry and computer and phone access.
The mornings (10am-12:30pm) are drop in, offering breakfast, lunch, showers, laundry, computer and phone access. In the afternoons (12:30pm-2pm) there are opportunities for enrichment, recreation and spiritual reflection in areas developed by staff and guests. These groups are lead by staff, volunteers and/or the women of the Center.
Services we provide
A listening ear
Use of computers