Welcome to the online home of:

Church Women United Montgomery

 
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Our Mission

Church Women United is a racially, culturally and theologically inclusive ecumencial Christian women's movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice. Check out the Church Women United National website here.

 

Church Women United Montgomery Chapter has been instrumental in founding various organizations that serve the public including:

Renascence Inc

Renascence restores men recently released on parole by assisting them to successfully reintegrate into the community.

Aid to Inmate Mothers

We provide services to Alabama’s incarcerated women with emphasis on enhancing personal growth and strengthening the bonds between inmate mothers and their children.

Mary Ellen’s Hearth

We offer hope by providing life skills training. We offer help by providing transitional housing. We offer healing through Christian love and support. The goal of Mary Ellen's Hearth is for the families we serve to leave us within two years... their dignity and self respect restored... prepared for a life of independence

32+

years serving inmate mothers

Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM) Inc., was founded in 1987 by Church Women United, The Alabama Prison Project, ALDOC and a group of committed volunteers. AIM works to better connect the children of incarcerated parents with their mothers.

 

150+

ex-felon voting rights restored

CWUM participated in the Montgomery Unite/ACLU voter restoration phone bank in 2018 which resulted in at least 150 ex-felons having their right to vote restored.

 

100+

personal hygeine products donated

CWUM donated over 100 personal hygeine products to Aid to Inmate Mothers.

 
 

Our Work

Church Women United works in the community in various areas including youth education, hunger and poverty, community advocacy, the jail ministry and voter registration and education.

 

Youth education

  • Participated in the reading program at the Rufus Lewis Library

  • Greeted students as they arrived for the first day of school

  • Provided scholarships to three YMCA’s for their summer program
     

hunger & poverty

  • Donated $65 to ECHO’s Backpack for Students program

  • Donated several pairs of socks to Carver Jr. High School

  • Packed boxes at the Montgomery Area Food Bank in the second and third quarter of 2018

voting registration & education

  • Participated in the Montgomery Unite/ACLU voter restoration phone bank: 150 ex-felons had     their voter rights restored due to this phone bank.

  • Participated in the voter registration efforts of Montgomery Unite

  • Donated funds to print and issue flyers that informed the public of the 2018 Mid-term elections.



jail ministry

  • Sustained the County Jail Ministry

  • Registered inmates who wanted to vote in the 2018 mid-term elections

  • Donated over 100 personal hygiene products to Aid to Inmate Mothers
     

community advocacy

  • Assisted at the Joy to Life Cancer Walk

  • Toured the blight of Union Town and gained a better understanding of the struggle

  • Participated at the People’s Tribunal held by the International Critical Dietetics Conference

  • Hosted a Christmas party for the women of Mary Ellen’s Hearth, New Life Homeless Shelter and the Friendship Homeless Shelter for Women



 
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Get Involved!

We encourage you to become a member of Church Women United. Go to our membership tab for the application. Annual dues are $20 and we meet once monthly.

 

Make a Donation

We welcome your support as we work to build our Beloved Community.