A Woman’s Place

As the only domestic violence community benefit organization in Bucks County, A Woman’s Place (AWP) provides comprehensive free, private, and confidential service, support, education, outreach, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, their children, and the community.

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American Association of University Women (AAUW), Makefield Area Branch

The Makefield Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) welcomes all women who value education and who have achieved this goal by obtaining an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university. AAUW is a national organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

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Morrisville Maidens

Since January 2005, the fun-loving gals of the Morrisville Maidens, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, have been out and about in the community. The Queen of the chapter, Sandra “Kitty” Westrope, ensures the chapter does at least one charitable event per year.

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The Women’s Business Forum™

The Women’s Business Forum™ (WBF) is a nonprofit that educates, mentors and inspires women to build and grow successful businesses.

Founded in 2002 by Chanin Walsh Milnazik, WBF continues to serve entrepreneurs in the Bucks County area with a free monthly educational meeting and other programs designed to assist them in reaching their business goals.

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Doylestown Branch AAUW

Founded in 1881, American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The Doylestown branch, which meets the first Wednesday of the month at Wesley Enhanced Living (formerly Heritage Towers) is open to all graduates, including men, who hold an associate (two-year) degree or higher from an accredited institution in the United States and Canada.

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A Woman’s Place

As the only domestic violence community benefit organization in Bucks County, A Woman’s Place (AWP) provides comprehensive free, private, and confidential service, support, education, outreach, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, their children, and the community.

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Bucks County Commissioners issue proclamation honoring NOVA’s 40th anniversary

In recognition of Network of Victim Assistance’s four decades of efforts to respect and enforce victims’ rights and address their needs, the Bucks County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation naming October 15th, 2014, “NOVA 40th Anniversary Celebration Day” throughout the county.

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Empowerment Project strives to help women thrive

by Patricia Cangelosi

On March 31st, local nonprofit A Woman’s Place (AWP) kicked off a robust program unlike any in its history: The Empowerment Project. The project aims to equip teenaged and adult women with the skills they need to not only survive, but to thrive and flourish in their communities.

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Carol Guckavan named ‘Woman of the Year’ by Ladies of Mt. Carmel

Carol Guckavan was named “Woman of the Year” at The Ladies of Mt. Carmel 65th Annual Communion Breakfast, held at The Doylestown Country Club on May 4th.

Carol is a wife, mother of four and grandmother of 14. She and her husband, Joe, reside in Buckingham. She was selected for the award because she strives to fulfill the mission of the organization, which is “to enrich the lives of all women who support the charitable, educational, and religious goals of the parish.”

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Women of Bucks fire departments pull double duty: volunteer, mom

Firefighting in Bucks County is often a family affair. It’s a tradition that’s passed down from generation to generation, and for a lot of women that means pulling double duty as both firefighter and mother.

“They’re both similar jobs,” said Rachel Peltz, a mother of two who has been a volunteer firefighter with the Tullytown Fire Company (Station 33) for the last year and a half. “It’s very rewarding, but it’s also a lot of hard work. You get out of it what you put in.”

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