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National Association of Commissions for Women


The organization connecting commissions for women in states, counties and cities across America, NACW is the national advocate for government commission for women, and holds a unique and positive position for women's equity and justice and touches millions of women, playing a significant role in national policy and legislative development

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The National Women's Health Information Center


The Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was established in 1991 to improve the health of American women by advancing and coordinating a comprehensive women's health agenda throughout HHS to address health care prevention and service delivery, research, public and health care professional education, and career advancement for women in the health professions and in scientific careers. OWH also works with numerous government agencies, non-profit organizations, consumer groups, and associations of health care professionals. During the early 1990's, OWH focused on developing women's health as a specialized issue for government action and attention. With women's health now firmly rooted in the national health landscape, OWH is focusing on women's health priorities to meet the sweeping demographic trends of the next century and to focus on the millions of under served women in America.

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Girlshealth.gov (formerly 4Girls.gov) is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). It was developed in 2002 to fulfill the need for reliable, current health information on the Internet for adolescent girls, and to help improve the health of women from childhood to adolescence and into adulthood. Girlshealth.gov motivates girls to choose healthy behaviors using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages.

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Oklahoma Department of Libraries


This publication contains a thorough listing of all Oklahoma state agencies.  The ABC also incudes listings for Oklahoma elected officers, cabinet, legislature, high courts, and institutions.  Each listing includes contact information and sections on the agency's mission statement, history and function.  The most recent publication can be downloaded in its entirety. 

Friends of Eddie Warrior  Foundation Founded in 1997, FEW Foundation exists solely to provide college tuition and textbooks to the qualified, indigent incarcerated women of Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in Taft, Oklahoma.  Sixty women are in classes today with FEW Foundation funds.  Contact Suzanne Edmondson at fewfund@cox.net.

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Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma


Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma is a 501 (c)(3) organization with the mission of being a partner in the community making "equal justice for all" a reality by providing free civil legal assistance to eligible low income individuals and their families, and to the elderly.  This service is provided through its 19 law offices that are strategically located throughout the state so that they can serve every county.  These law offices are in Ardmore, Bartlesville, Clinton, Hugo, Lawton, Muskogee, Norman, Oklahoma City, Stillwater, and Tulsa.  In addition, there are satellite office in Ada, Altus, Chickasha, Duncan, Jay, Poteau, Shawnee, Stillwell, and Woodward.

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

www.ndvh.org 1-800-799- SAFE

The website provides resource links and books on domestic violence, as well as information on hotline services

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National Women's Hall of Fame


In 1969, a group of women and men of Seneca Falls created the National Women's Hall of Fame, believing that the contribution of American women deserved a permanent home in the small village where it all began.  The Hall is home to exhibits, artifacts of historical interest, a research library and office.

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Office on Violence Against Women


The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the US Department of Justice, provides national leadership in developing the nation's capacity to reduce violence against women through the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Created in 1995, OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies, and practices aimed at ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Oklahoma Area Agencies on Aging- Senior Info Line

(800) 211-2116

Agencies designated to be the focal points for Older Americans Act programs in Oklahoma.  Funding is provided for supportive home and community based services to keep older persons at home for as long as possible, independent with a good quality of life.  Services are also provided to caregivers.  The services are free.  The Senior Info-Line's toll free number is (800) 211-2116 and will ring into the appropriate Area Agency on Aging.

Oklahoma Attorney General's Victim Services Unit

http://www.oag.ok.gov/oagweb.nsf/vservices.html   (405) 521-3921

The Victim Services Unit of the Officed of the Attorney General was created on July 1, 2005, as a result of the legislative transfer of oversight responsibilities for domestic violence, sexual assault, and batterers intervention service programs from the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.  Among the many duties assigned to the unit, OAG staff members work with survivors and families on cases assigned to the AG Criminal Appeals Unit, assist with funding and certification of domestic violence and sexual assault programs, provide regional trainings and a multi-disciplinary statewide conference on a variety of issues surrounding domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, and implement OK VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), a criminal tracking automated notification system, and VINE Protective Order, a system proving status notification to victims regarding protective orders.

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Oklahoma CASA Programs


The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs in Oklahoma are non-profit organizations that recruit, screen, and train community volunteers to act as Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children in juvenile "deprived" proceedings, and to help ensure their needs and best interests while wards of juvenile courts.

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Oklahoma Center for the Book

www.odl.state.ok.us/ocb   (405) 522-3575

The Oklahoma Center for the Book is an outrech center for the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and is located in the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.  The mission of the Oklahoma Center for the Book is to promote Oklahoma authors, celebrate the state's literary heritage and to include reading for pleasure for all Oklahomans. 

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Oklahoma City Area Literacy Providers


ReadOKC.org is an online directory of literacy and ESL providers in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and complied by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation's literacy initiative, LIFE (Literacy is for Everyone).  ReadOKC.org is a resource for citizens interested in literacy services available in the community.

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Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement 


WISER- Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement works to provide low and moderate income women with basic financial information aimed at helping them take financial control over their lives and to increase awareness of the structural barriers that prevent women's adequate participation in the nation's retirement systems

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The Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault


The Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is comprised of non-profit, community-based organizations which include shelters, safe houses, crisis centers, crisis/hot lines and task forces working with the concerns of victims and/or survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.  We provide training, technical assistance, clearinghouse open to the public, awareness events, and systems advocacy.

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Oklahoma Department of Career & Technology Education


The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education is located in Stillwater.  The department provides leadership, resources, and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. That system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 56 campuses, 398 comprehensive school districts, 25 skill centers and three juvenile facilities.


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Oklahoma Hall of Fame


Located in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Heritage Association focuses on telling Oklahoma's history through its people, and each of its programs strives to accomplish that goal.  The organization has hosted the Oklahoma Hall of Fame for the past 80 years to recognize the most accomplished individuals from our state. Check out the amazing women of Oklahoma!

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Oklahoma Health Care Authority - Nursing Home Ratings


This Focus on Excellence website allows consumers to view Oklahoma nursing home ratings.  It is a tool that allows the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and the Oklahoma State Department of Health to work with nursing homes to provide quality long-term care facilities for Oklahomans.

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Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy


OICA raises awareness by sharing important data and research and by identifying the gaps in programs and systems that are designed to serve children and youth.  OICA takes action by moving ideas, issues and initiatives forward in ways that mobilize people, promote effective solutions and achieve real results.  When needed, OICA builds coalitions and changes policy to ensure that those changes, improvements and solutions benefit all children.

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Oklahoma Primary Care Association


Oklahoma Primary Care Association is Oklahoma's federally designated, federally funded trade association for community health centers and other community-based health care providers.  Its mission is strengthening access to community-based health care through advocacy, education, and technical assistance.  OPCA works in cooperation with the State Primary Care Office (PCO), also funded by HRSA, in a structured public/private partnership to strengthen access to comprehensive preventive and primary health care.


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OSU Women's Archives


The Women's Archives at Oklahoma State University serves as the central information source about women associated with Oklahoma, preserving the contributions women make to family and community, science and culture, as well as business and government.  For more information about materials in the collection or to donate materials of your own, contact Dr. Jennifer Paustenbaugh at 405.744.9778 or jennifer.paustenbaugh@okstate.edu.


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Oklahoma Women's Legislative Coalition


Before the summer of 2007, Oklahoma Women's Legislative Coalition (OWLC) was the Oklahoma Legislative Coalition the coalition has sponsored a day at the State Capitol in March for over 20 years.  In 2007, the member organizations voted to change the organization's name and focus to address more directly on policies and issues related to Oklahoma women and girls. 


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Oklahoma Women's Network Website


The inspiration for the website and blog came out of a December 2004 meeting of Oklahoma women leaders to discuss establishment of a women's networking organization.  The aim of the website is to promote collaboration and networking between women's organizations and to improve the status of women and girls via issue advocacy, coalition building, and information sharing.  Jean Warner, Oklahoma Women's Network Founder, blogs on women and girls in Oklahoma and keeps everyone informed on women's issues and Oklahoma news in general.  This blog provides countless links to other great resources.


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Rural Enterprises-Statewide Women's Business Center


REI's Women's Business Center (WBC) is the result of a cooperative agreement with the SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership to assist Oklahoma's enterprising women wanting to explore the opportunities of starting a business or expanding and improving an existing business.


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Women's Foundation of Oklahoma


The Women's Foundation of Oklahoma makes grants that benefit women and girls, as well as our communities overall.  Women's Foundation of Oklahoma is the only statewide fund dedicated to women and girls.


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Young Women's Christian Association Oklahoma City


Founded in 1907, the Oklahoma City YWCA has worked tirelessly on behalf of women and minorities for nearly a century.  More than 20,000 women and children receive help each year through the Oklahoma City YWCA's programs, including crisis services, counseling, child care, transitional housing, domestic violence and sexual assault victims assistance and education.  Community outreach efforts of the YWCA Oklahoma City provide ongoing additional education on the issues of domestic and family violence, the empowerment of women and strategies to end racism in our community.


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YWCA Tulsa


For more than 90 years, the YWCA Tulsa has worked to empower and unite women of all ages through programs that create self-sufficiency, enrich families and promote racial justice. Incorporated in 1914, the YWCA Tulsa began as a residence for young women coming to Tulsa to fill jobs left by men who were fighting in World War I. In 1921, the agency opened a center in north Tulsa to provide housing, food and job training for young African-American women left homeless by the Tulsa Race Riot. In more recent decades, the YWCA has continued to develop high-quality programs aimed at helping diverse women and their families succeed at meeting daily challenges and reach their full potential at every phase of life.

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Center for Women Policy Studies


The Center for Women Policy Studies was founded in 1972 as the first feminist policy analysis and research institution in the USA.  The Center is a unique resource for progressive public policy and social change.  The Center is respected by policy makers, academics, and advocates worldwide for our reliable research, in-depth policy analysis, and astute advocacy.

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Equality Now


Ending violence and discrimination against women around the world through public pressure.  Equality Now was founded in 1992 to work for the protection of promotion of the human rights of women around the world.  Working with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support their efforts to stop these human rights abuses.


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Girls Inc.


A national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold.  With roots dating to 1864, Girls Inc. has provided vital educational programs to millions of American girls, particularly those in high risk, underserved areas.  Today, innovative programs help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent and fulfilling lives.

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Institute for Women's Policy Research


The Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue and strengthen families, communities, and societies.  IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic political participation.

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OWL: The Voice of Midlife and Older Women


As the only national grassroots membership organization to focus solely on issues unique to women as they age, OWL strives to improve the status and equality of life for midlife and older women.  It educates about and advocates for health, economic security, and quality of life.


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The UN Commission on the Status of Women-

The PeaceWomen Project monitors and works toward rapid and full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.  PeaceWomen hosts Peacewomen.org, a website that provides accurate and timely information on women, peace and security issues and women's peace-building initiatives in areas of armed conflict.  PeaceWomen advocates for the integration of gender analysis in the governance, peace and security work for civil society actors, the UN system, and governmental bodies.

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UNIFEM - United Nations Development Fund for Women


UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations.  It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programs and strategies to foster women's empowerment and gender equality.

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The White House Project


The White House Project, a national, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization (501c3) aims to advance women's leadership in all communities and sectors, up to the U.S. presidency.  Through multi-platform programs, The White House Project creates a culture where America's most valuable untapped resource-women-can succeed in all realms.



Last Modified on 03/25/2014