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From the Perspective of a 20 Year Old.

My name is Madeleine Weick and I have just completed a 10 week internship with A Woman’s Place (AWP) through Foundation’s Community Partnerships’ Summer Youth Corps program. The 10 weeks that I interned at AWP were a whirlwind of emotions and experiences. From working in the administrative office to the emergency shelter, I was able to gain a comprehensive understanding…
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Mother’s Day Double Play

Flowers and a meal are predictable Mother’s Day offerings. Are you seeking a different experience this year? There are many ways you can honor mom, or connect with moms who need to feel appreciated. Why not try one of these ideas? You’ll have a great time and support A Woman’s Place (AWP), too! Treat mom…
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Reflections of Light

Midwinter brings the longest nights of the year. We respond, both traditionally and instinctively, by adding extra lights in our homes that comfort and cheer us, and help keep the darkness at bay. In the quieter moments of our holidays, if we pause to tune into nature’s rhythms, we may also enjoy a period of…
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In The Past Year

Being the only man on staff at an organization named A Woman’s Place (AWP) can be a fascinating experience at times.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and I’ll get right back to that, but it is also my first anniversary at AWP. So I want to reflect on that briefly. Hmm. I’d best pause…
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Paws Down

Who would have thought that my slobbery, four-pawed, velvet-eared, 95-pound canine would have more friends than me? The truth is, Tucker, my six-year-old golden retriever, is on the brink of becoming a full blown local celebrity. And he knows it – I can tell by the way he struts in his therapy vest. Of course…
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The Generosity Marketplace

As 2015 got underway, A Woman’s Place (AWP) announced a new alliance with another organization serving people in need in our community: the Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless (CSSH). Read more about the details here. If you haven’t heard of CSSH before, they are an inter-faith effort that operates the Code Blue Shelters in Bucks County during…
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And this one!

The beaming three-year old picked up a holiday gift tag from among those scattered around the gift wrapping station and joyfully tucked it into the bag containing the Yuletide present he’d selected for his mother.  Volunteer “elves” who had helped him choose a present to give her from among the room full of beautiful donated…
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3 Simple Ways to Volunteer with your Children

Volunteering with your children is a simple way to teach your children difficult concepts like compassion, empathy, tolerance, gratitude and social responsibility.  Make volunteering with your children more of a priority with simple activities. Here are three ways to remind your children to give back: Donate Clothing—Teach your children about the importance of giving warmth…
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What Would You Do?

It’s the $5.8 billion question. You can read the graphic. Every year the cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion. Domestic violence is costing us, as a community, more than $5.8 billion per year. Have I said it enough? What a waste! It begs the question, though. What would you do with $5.8 billion?…
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School & Fall Will Be Here Soon

August is halfway over, and that means that a new school year and fall are right around the corner. School supplies will need to be bought, pantries will need to be stocked, and clothes will need to be purchased, all before the first day of school. Our thrift shop, In Full Swing will offer a great…
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