Founded in 1971 as a career resource center for women, WISE began offering education and employment training as well as support and information for new mothers. As WISE was recognized as a safe space to gather, women began talking about experiences in their lives beyond careers. WISE listened and was struck by the stories of domestic and sexual violence at home and in the work place and realized that women were suffering. Today, WISE empowers victims of domestic and sexual violence to become safe and self-reliant through crisis intervention and support services, while advocating for social justice through community education, training and public policy. For more information, visit www.wiseoftheuppervalley.org
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