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Organizations that Serve Women in NW Michigan

American Association of University Women
AAUW is the largest and oldest national organization for women, focusing on advocacy, action, research and lifelong learning.

Benzie Women's History Project
This group, based in Benzie County, Michigan, is comprised of area women dedicated to educating ourselves and others about the women of our past, women whose voices are not always heard.

Business Women's Network Online
The Business Women’s Network continues to be an umbrella of support to millions throughout the world. Your corporate brand and message will be communicated and delivered to an audience of high net worth individuals and business owners seeking information and services.

GadflyGirl :: National Politics
She who stimulates or annoys by persistent criticism

House of Hope
House of Hope's vision is a Christian inter-denominational, residential home, and school for teenaged girls and their families.

La Leche League of Traverse City, Michigan
All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our Leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies and toddlers are always welcome at our meetings.

League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization established in 1920 to encourage citizen participation in government. It never supports or opposes any political party or candidate. Serving: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Grand Traverse, and Leelanau Counties.

Lesbian Connection
A Worldwide Forum of News & Ideas For, By and About Lesbians Since 1974

Lesbian Link
An online group for womyn loving womyn, who live in, or visit, the Grand Traverse Region — to connect, communicate, socialize and support. Registration is required. ALL_TC is located on the popular Yahoo Listserv.
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LOL: Lesbians Online
A private (membership only) advertising free, online usergroup for women loving women. Registration is required.

Michigan Women's Commission
This website includes many links to information about women’s issues at the local, state, and national level. Some links may lead to PDF files that require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the Adobe Reader by clicking the button. You may be interested to know that Governor Jennifer M. Granholm appointed Brenda Jones Quick from Traverse City to the Women's Commission.

Michigan Women's Websites
A wide assortment of websites with information about women’s issues at the local, state, and national level courtesy of the Michigan Women's Commission.

National Women's Law Center
Our Mission: to protect and advance the progress of women and girls at work, in school, and in virtually every aspect of their lives.

Planned Parenthood
Serving: Alcona, Alger, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Baraga, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Emmet, Gladwin, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Iosco, Iron, Isabella, Kalkaska, Keweenaw, Leelanau, Luce, Mackinac, Manistee, Marquette, Menominee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Ontonagon, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Schoolcraft, and Wexford Counties. Contact: 231/929-1844 — 1 800/230-PLAN (voice) or 231/929-0818 (fax)

Red Hat Society
Cheery Cherry Chatter-bugs (Contact: Nancy T. Lawton, Traverse City) - website
Cherry Chics (Contact: Penny Lautner, Traverse City)
Cherry Red Hatters (Contact: Betty Reava, Traverse City)
Mushroom Mama's (Contact: Sandie Peters, Mesick)
The Red Hat, Red Hot Debutantes (Contact: Camille Brand, Traverse City)
The Roaming Red Hatters (Contact: Jeanne Robinson, Traverse City)
Torch Lake Tootsies (Contact: Denise Hanzel, Rapid City)

State Programs Impacting Women PDF
A list of the various programs available to women in Michigan

The Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV)
A statewide membership organization whose members represent a network of over 70 domestic and sexual violence programs and over 200 allied organizations and individuals.

Traverse for Women
Join “ Traverse for Women” and be among the first to hear about upcoming adventures and events for women via your e-mail box.

True North Experiences
True North Experiences offers a full spectrum of personal & professional workshops, retreats and conferences as resources for women to chart their path.

Women's Calendar
Events that connect women everywhere.

Women's Environment and Development Organization
Women worldwide show how to build a global policy based on peace, equality and human rights; It's an action agenda that works for people and for the planet.

Women's History Project of NW Michigan
To preserve and recognize the contributions of women to their families and communities in northwest lower Michigan

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom was founded in 1915 during World War I, with Jane Addams as its first president. WILPF works to achieve through peaceful means world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, and to establish those political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all.

Women's Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center provides comprehensive services that help women and families empower themselves and achieve an equitable, non-violent environment. Our services reach southern Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties.

Zonta Club of Traverse City
Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women.
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