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Welcome to Women Affirming Women!

As women, we share something special and valuable – we are caregivers. Many of us are moms. In that role, we love and nurture our children. Some of us provide care for ailing parents, family members, or friends. Still others are grandmas looking after grandchildren. We are mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, daughters and friends joined by the shared bond of caring for our loved ones.

Caregiving is fulfilling, but exhausting. We worry tirelessly, and are stretched to our limits juggling jobs, housework, family, friends, and the demands of caring for those we love. And, it’s even harder when we go it alone - without a support system to help us navigate the financial, physical, emotional, spiritual, and social challenges of caregiving.

For over 20 years, WAW has ensured that marginalized, unpaid female caregivers in Columbus do not walk alone on their caregiver journeys. Through our monthly Caregiver Connection Circles and Respite Retreat Weekend, we empower women to act on their own behalf, to celebrate their human dignity, and to make positive systematic changes in their lives.

We invite you to join us in our mission of improving the lives of marginalized female caregivers by providing respite and wellness services that will lead to a sustained community of support, love and fellowship for our clients. Please take a look around our website and discover the beauty that comes from caregiving in a sustainable, loving, and supportive community of women.


Mimi Geswein, Executive Director

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Women Affirming Women is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination based upon age, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, national origin, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, or any other status prohibited by law.