Phoenixville Women’s Outreach dedicates its Hall of Women 2022
Phoenixville Women’s Outreach recently held a dedication for its newest project, The Hall of Women.
In attendance were State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-157th Dist.; Marian Moskowitz, chairwoman of the Chester County Commissioners; and Phoenixville Borough Council Vice President Beth Burckey.
The inaugural year for the program that names the bedrooms in the transitional housing home after notable women from history. Phoenixville Women’s Outreach seeks to provide images and stories of women to empower their clients during their time at The House. In January, the community was asked to submit nominations of women throughout history who have exemplified strength, perseverance, and courage with the goal of naming The House’s bedrooms. This year finds rooms named for Maya Angelou, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dolores Huerta and Harriet Tubman.
Phoenixville Women’s Outreach Hall of Women honors women of strength, perseverance and courage who although faced adversity, took the necessary steps to thrive. The Hall of Women is set as inspiration and motivation for each woman at “The House” who is challenged to commit to herself, her well-being and her future.
As there are multiples of women who embody these traits, the campaign will reset each January to honor 4 different women who will then serve as torchbearers in Phoenixville Women’s Outreach’s Hall of Women for the year.
Phoenixville Women’s Outreach is a not-forprofit 501c3 that supports and houses women experiencing homelessness in the greater Philadelphia area. We provide a transitional housing program as well as shared low-income housing in Phoenixville.
More information is available at www.PhxvilleWomensOutreach.org.