About the Independent Women’s Project

The Independent Women’s Project (IWP) was born out of a diverse group of women wanting to create a child care model that would better match the needs of parents who are currently employed or seeking job opportunities in industries with nontraditional hours and work days.
To download our issue brief on Child Care and Nonstandard Work Hours, click here.
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The goal of the project is to ensure parents have better access to training, employment and career opportunities in both the hotel and construction industries. Finding child care options that are open during the hours required in these industries (early mornings, late nights, and weekend care) is a challenge for working parents. By providing families with quality, affordable and dependable child care options that operate during nonstandard hours, IWP hopes to reduce one of the major barriers that many parents face in gaining access to good, family-sustaining jobs.
Program Partners:
• New England United for Justice
• Brookview House
• BEST Hospitality Training
• Building Pathways
• Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues
• SEIU Local 509
For more information on the Independent Women Project, contact Lindsay McCluskey at
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