Woman Incorporated (Crisis Centre)
Address: 18 Ripon Road, Kingston 5
Telephone: (876) 929-9038
Fax: (876) 926-9418
Woman Incorporated (Woman Inc.) is a registered charitable non-governmental organisation. It was established in 1984 and in February 1985 the Crisis Center for Women was opened, offering crisis counselling, referral services and a 24 hour hot line. The issues addressed by Women Inc. include rape, incest, domestic violence, domestic crisis and sexual harassment. The Crisis Shelter was opened in 1988 to offer short term shelter to battered women
Opening HoursThe services provided by Woman Inc. are not only "day-to-day' – but a 24-hour operation (Kingston only) as it relates to the provisioning of counseling. It operates Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
To operate a Crisis Center which provides counselling.
To maintain a Hostel and Training Centre for young women.
To organise fund raising events, in particular an annual trade fair.
To offer seminars, conduct workshops, etc., for raising the consciousness of the community and in particular the police
To network with other organisations to facilitate legislative reform
Other Useful Information
The first Chapter of Woman Inc. located in Montego Bay, was opened in November, 1990. It operates Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at hot-line number 952-9533-4 and is located at 53 St. James Street. There exists an established referral link between Woman Inc., Family Court, the Police Rape Crisis Units, Medical and Legal Advisors, as well as other related services.