Self-Esteem and Wellness

From free dental and vision exams to mammograms to wellness workshops, NOSW makes sure each woman in the program takes care of her body's needs.

Arts, Culture, and Community

From classes on Appalachian literature and creative writing to group activities like quilt-making, Appalachian arts and culture are a core component of the residency.

Career and Education

We're here to help equip you with the tools you need to take the next step in your employment journey with our career-centered classes and short-term internship.

Welcome To The New Opportunity School for Women!

For three decades, the New Opportunity School for Women, Inc. has been equipping low-income Appalachian women with the knowledge and support they need to build a fulfilling life for themselves, their families,and their communities.

Our Programs


Non-Residential Program

The three-day program focuses heavily on recovering a sense of self worth, cultivating a network of support, discovering your goals and taking small steps to achieve them.



The two-week residential program equips participants to define, pursue, and achieve their dreams of success. Women's lives have been transformed by the unique curriculum since 1987.


33 | YEARS


768 | WOMEN
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