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Our Mission:

Improving, empowering, and investing in the lives of women in Palm Beach County since 2000. We provide the tools women need to realize their full potential and become better educated, employed, and leaders in the community. We meet women at their point of need and guide them towards self sufficiency, economic stability, job security, and leadership roles.


Our Vision:

All women have the ability to develop their potential and be all they can be while effectively assimilating into culturally diverse communities.


Our Values:

  • Respect for human dignity.
  • Justice for all.
  • Appreciation for different cultures.
  • Awareness of the special importance of women in the family and in the community.
  • Active development of each woman’s potential for employment and leadership in her community.
  • Belief in democracy and participation of persons in all areas that impact their lives.
  • Appreciation for the spirituality of each person which nourishes their aspirations.



History & Timeline

In 1999, Sr. Lorraine Ryan, a Medical Mission Sister, conducted a survey of the greatest needs of women in Boynton Beach. Once the need was identified, Sr. Lorraine was joined by Sr. Joan Carusillo, a Holy Cross Sister. Sr. Lorraine and Sr. Joan founded The Women’s Circle.

Founded in 2000 as a 501C3 nonprofit to give these women the skills they lacked. Women’s Circle began in a 650 square foot rented space. Programs were developed in English, adult literacy, computer skills, job preparation and life skills.

In 2010, Women's Circle had outgrown it's rented space and was able to relocate to a 1250 sqft duplex.

In 2018, the Sisters retired but their legacy lives on. 

In 2020, Women's Circle welcomed a facade rennovation and addition to their building to allow for growth.

The Women’s Circle is supported by grants and private donations.