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SQSH
SQSH

SQSH was founded on the belief that every LGBTQIA+ person deserves to be treated kindly. Their mission is to serve and strengthen the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community—by providing an empathetic listening ear, by connecting callers safely and reliably to LGBTQIA-affirming resources, and by increasing the visibility of LGBTQIA+ concerns, needs, and resources in the St. Louis MO-IL Metro Area.

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Center for Women in Transition
Center for Women in Transition

The Center assists justice involved women in making a successful transition to their families and communities through a variety of programs which offer safe housing, case management, access to health care, and community support. The Center operates these programs under the principles of restorative justice.

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S.H.E.R.A.H.
S.H.E.R.A.H.

SHERAH provides a safe space for women to actively work on their spiritual, mental, physical and financial well being

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PotBangerz
PotBangerz

PotBangerz is a St. Louis based 501c3 family of community leaders who fight injustice by uplifting the community, meeting nutritional needs, helping our unhoused families navigate their way to permanent housing, and advocating for them when they need it the most. When we have rebuilt and transformed the lives of our unhoused families, then we can say mission accomplished.

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MO Women in Trades
MO Women in Trades

MOWIT is dedicated to expanding opportunities for women to enter and succeed in apprenticeship and careers in the construction and building trades of the greater St. Louis area. MOWIT works with employers, unions, educational organizations, and other entities and allies to increase women's equal employment opportunity and equitable working conditions. MOWIT is committed to building a diverse workforce, strong labor movement, safe & healthy worksites, and women's empowerment and economic security

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Cowry Collective
Cowry Collective

The Cowry Collective Timebank (CCTB) is a network of individual and organizational members engaged in a reciprocal exchange of services where the unit of currency is an individual’s hour of time. CCTB catalogs individuals' and organizations' strengths, skills, and willingness to help others, and then connects these individuals and organizations with each other to assist them in meeting their respective needs.

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NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri
NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri

NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, the state's largest grassroots pro-choice organization, has been working to protect choice for over 40 years. Their mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.

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Millennial Activists United
Millennial Activists United

Activist collective created by queer black women. Ferguson made. Building grassroots power and leadership Twitter: @millennialau IG: millennial.au

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Sistahs Talkin' Back
Sistahs Talkin' Back

Though it wasn’t formalized until 2005. Sistahs Talkin’ Back engages women in study and discussion that improve our understanding of racism, patriarchy (a system marked by male dominance), classism (income-based bias against others), and sexual repression (prejudice based on sexuality, gender or lifestyle). We actively contribute to ending these destructive practices through internally-driven campaigns and political actions. Sistahs Talkin’ Back strives to create a safe space for emotional supp

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Uke Go Girl
Uke Go Girl

Uke Go Girl! is an intensive beginner ukulele workshop for girls 12-16 that blends instrumental, vocal, and songwriting education with a focus on empowerment and building self-esteem. There is no cost for this workshop and ukuleles, cases and supplies are provided for girls that need them.

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QIPOC
QIPOC

The Upper Midwest Queer Indigenous and People of Color Conference (QIPOC) ensures vital space is held for QIPOC Communities in the Upper Midwest to access and share their voices, lived experiences, and stories. The conference’s mission is to create a dynamic, learning space where queer people of color can thrive.

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Let's Start Inc
Let's Start Inc

Let’s Start began in 1989 when Sr. Jackie Toben SSND and 3 formerly incarcerated women began meeting informally. Since that time Let’s Start has developed a support process for women in transition. Women coming out of prison immediately face a number of challenges: housing, education, employment, dysfunctional families, or addictions. They are faced with overwhelming demands which often leave them feeling alone and powerless. Let’s Start is a process dedicated to assisting women in transition

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