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Where does our Money Go?

100% of the profit from Celebration of Craftswomen helps support over 20,000 people who pass through the doors of the Women’s Building for a range of programs, services, and events.

Our programs work towards our mission in three key ways:

  • Increasing the economic security of individual women and girls; through services for individuals.
  • Building community among women, girls, and our allies; through cultural arts activities.
  • Promoting social change to improve the status of women and girls; through education, capacity building and collaboration.

 

Community Resource Room
Our services for individuals are offered through our Community Resource Room (CRR). The services are designed to support low-income women but anyone who maintains our mission is welcome. All services are free and available in English and Spanish unless otherwise noted.

Community Resource Room Hours:
Monday 1pm-5pm
Tuesday 1pm-5pm
Wednesday 1pm-7pm
Thursday 1pm-5pm
Friday 1pm-5pm

 

Immigrant Assistance Food Pantry Program
In partnership with the San Francisco Food Bank, the Immigrant Assistance Food Pantry provides over 160 immigrant families with the food they need every week. Cooking healthy meals in their own homes they are able to maintain their independence and a higher quality of life.

Organized in a farmers’ market-style, clients select the foods that best meet their needs. From fresh fruits and vegetables to bread and rice, each client receives nutritious food that is otherwise unaffordable.

Mondays at 9:45-11:00am in the Audre Lorde Room. On-site registration is required.

 

Information and Referrals
Through our information and referrals, we help connect individuals to resources and assistance on: housing, jobs and training, health services, legal advice, domestic services, immigration assistance and more.

 

Access to Technology
Our Technology Lab located on the first floor provides free and open access to computers, the Internet, computer classes, a printer and copy machine (donation per page), and a local fax machine and phone.

 

Computer Classes
One-on-one Tech Assistance every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 1-5pm

Community Technology Lab

Participants can drop-in or make an appointment for individual assistance with computers and technology; all levels are encouraged. Bring a specific question/topic, or come to discover something new!

Computación Basica every Monday and Wednesday 9:30-11am
Group classes are conducted in Spanish, drop-in, and free!

 

Free VITA Income Tax Preparation
From February through April, we provide free tax preparation in the Community Resource Room. Please call to schedule an appointment. (415) 431-1180 x16.

 

Job Search Assistance
Through our job search program, we provide assistance with writing resumes, cover letters, general job search strategies, and interviewing techniques. Please call Mon-Fri to schedule an appointment.

 

Low Cost Legal Advice
Annie Thorkelson, Attorney at Law, offers $1/minute legal advice and referrals every Wednesday from 4:30 to 7pm. This service provides a creative, personal and non-litigation forum for getting informal answers and creative solutions to legal questions, problems, and conflicts on most kinds of legal matters and questions that arise every day for ordinary San Franciscans. No registration is required.

 

Legal Aid Immigration Attorney
An Immigration lawyer is available on Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:30pm in the Childcare Room. No registration is required.

 

Public Benefits
In partnership with the San Francisco Food Bank, the Women’s Building provides bilingual assistance regarding how to apply for CalWorks, CalFresh, and Medi-Cal every Thursday from 1:00 to 5:00pm in the Community Resource Room.

Assistance provided in English, Spanish, and every third Thursday of the month–in Cantonese. Please call Mon-Fri to make an appointment.

 

Healthy Kids
Free bilingual screening for health coverage for children of uninsured families, regardless of immigration status. Please call Mon-Fri to make an appointment.

 

Wellness Program
Pre-registration not required.

Yoga
In partnership with the Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, the Women’s Building provides free and low-cost yoga for those looking to connect with their breathing while having fun developing core strength.

Monday: 9:00-10:00am in the Auditorium. Free and bilingual (Spanish-English).

Monday-Wednesday: 6:00-7:15pm. Audre Lord Room. In English and $5 suggested donation.

Thursday: 2:30-3:30pm. Free classes in English.

 

Zumba
This class combines various forms of dance (hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts, Bollywood) and aerobics for a high-impact, exciting workout.

Friday: 9:00-10:00am in the Auditorium, first floor. Free and bilingual (English-Spanish).

 

ESL Classes
April 17th to June 21st every Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-11:30am

 

Cooking Classes
May 10th to June 14th every Thursday 9-11am

 

For more information about programs and classes, please download a bilingual brochure here. To register for classes, please contact the Community Resource Room at (415) 431-1180 ext. 11.