Nominations being accepted for our Hall of Women.

PWO is seeking nominations for this year’s Hall of Women. Each of our 4 bedrooms will be named after a Notable Woman who has made history that will act as a torch-bearer for our participants who call The House home.

We are looking for nominations of historical women (living or passed) who exemplify strengthcourage and perseverance.   

Who do you find inspiration from and why her?

Nominations are being accepted until Monday, Jan 31st. 

Click here to make a nomination. There is no limit on the number of nominations you can make! 

You can also email your nomination (include name of nominee and why you nominate her. Please let us know if you would like to be named in the post or remain anonymous.) to

We will be sharing nominations on our social media pages. Decisions will be announced Tuesday, Feb 1st.

If you have any questions, reach out to us at

Make your contribution to PWO a holiday gift for a loved one.

Too often, traditional gifts come and go. But this gift will having a lasting effect.

Make a donation in honor of a loved one and we will send them a beautiful holiday card to let them know.

We will be happy to send the card to you or the giftee. To order your Holiday gifts, click here.

Please contact us with any questions. Call/text (484) 302-8151 or

Give Up for Giving Tuesday

Giving Up for Giving Tuesday is a month-long campaign for the benefit of Phoenixville Women’s Outreach. PWO is asking everyone to GIVE UP a luxury, past time or habit and donate the savings.

How much could you donate after going without your coffee? Or snacks?

Could you carpool for the month and offer what you would have spent on gas?

Instead of splurging on a night out drinking, invite some friends over and pool the savings!

Could you sacrifice a month of pedicures? Car washes? Cigarettes?

As an added incentive, ANYONE who POSTS a video or picture of their Giving Up story will receive a Vera Bradley handbag of their choice! Donors can post or tag us on Facebook or Instagram (@phoenixvillewomensoutreach)

Phoenixville Community Health Foundation grants us help with the mortgage of our Next Step House.

We are excited to announce that we have recently received a grant from the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation.  With this funding, we are able to make great strides in paying off the mortgage for our Next Step House!  This, of course, is just one of the many times PCHF has supported us throughout our 6 year history.

In 2018, after 3 years of working with women experiencing homelessness, it had become clear that the choices of affordable housing were limited or non-existent.  After making steps towards self-sufficiency our participants were having a hard time finding a feasible ‘next step.’ With enormous support from the community, including PCHF, Phoenixville Women’s Outreach took on the challenge to create a new program at a second site.

Our Next Step House offers a shared living arrangement for women who are ready to be independent.  The home offers a space for self-sufficiency with an affordable rent.  We have partnered with the Housing Authority of Chester County who offers subsidies to eligible residents. The Next Step House has proved to be a safe, comfortable home in the community where the women have established jobs, health networks, spiritual communities and social bonds.

PCHF proves that they are committed to the health of our community. The Foundation works to improve the health and quality of life for people in the greater Phoenixville region by increasing access to quality healthcare services and promoting healthy communities through grantmaking and collaboration with health, civic, business and community partners.

We are all better as individuals and as a whole because of Phoenixville Community Health Foundation.

Phoenixville Women’s Outreach is chosen by 100 Women of Phoenixville.

Phoenixville Women’s Outreach is proud to announce that they have been chosen as the recipient charity by 100 Women of Phoenixville at the Spring meeting.

100 Women is a collaboration of inspired, dynamic and caring women who know that life is full and time is short.  They gather twice a year for one hour, donating $100 each time, to one of three presenting charities. Together they make a meaningful, direct and positive impact on the Phoenixville community through the power of collective giving.

This vote of confidence and the support is motivating. We would like to sincerely thank all the members of 100 Women of Phoenixville for their contributions. From our start, we have received tremendous support and this honor emphasizes our community’s intention to meet the needs of our neighbors who are struggling in hard times.

In addition, we are grateful that our friends at 100 Women hooked us up with the Richard Schulze Family Foundation who has matched $5,000 of the organization’s giving.