The Institute of Women Today provides transitional housing for homeless women, children and families, and offers experiences that empower, support and transform women and the broader community so they can achieve their highest potential.
Maria Shelter is a 50-bed shelter in the Englewood community for homeless women and their children. Believe is a 50-bed program that includes families. Learn more →
IWT’s Vincennes Senior Center offers social and recreational activities, educational opportunities, and nutritious meals to over 100 seniors. Learn more →
IWT is an integral part of the community and provides a wealth of services ranging from health and wellness activities to a community garden. Learn more →
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You can help improve the lives of women, children and families in need by making a donation to IWT.
You can help with a donation of your time, too. IWT needs volunteers for everything from carpentry to child care.
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