About Our Organization





Our Mission

WomenFirst Transition & Referral Center is a grass-roots organization that provides nourishing environments where women can rebuild their lives and self-worth through peer mentorship, life skills trainings, empowerment groups, and essential community support. 

Our Vision

Bring out the hidden talents in women, building their leadership and life skills and helping them find success and joy!

Our Goals

Help women identify and discover themselves

Establish and maintain relationships with partner organizations so we can offer resources and provide referrals to accomplish personal, professional goals and meet the needs of our women participants.

Support WomenFirst board members, staff, and volunteers in providing leadership trainings necessary to assist with rebuilding lives.

Our Programs

"I Love Me" Women Empowerment Groups deliver innovative trainings and skill building for women in our most vulnerable populations. The curriculum focuses on identity formation, value clarification, healthy lifestyles, and leadership development. We also promote healthy behaviors to increase social, emotional, and spiritual growth. Our focus is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where women can share their experiences and learn from others.

Peer Mentorship/Reintegration provides 1:1 mentorship for additional support such as: life skills, employment, housing, stability and work to create a plan for direction. This program is based at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility beginning six months prior to a woman's release date, and is built around an individual action plan and follow-ups. Program launched April 2018 partnership with African American Program (AAP) through Multnomah County. 

COMING Fall 2019

Life Skills Development will deliver the skills necessary or desirable for full participation associated with managing and living a better quality of life. This curriculum focuses on conflict resolution, effective communication, financial literacy, interpersonal relationships, self-awareness, creative thinking, and how to be assertive.

Our Services

Dress for Success
Emergency clothing
Job search
Self-care practice