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.



Want to join our team?

The New Opportunity School for Women is hiring! Our team is in need of a Marketing/Communications Coordinator and a Program Manager. For more details click on the 'Get Involved' tab!

Our Programs


One-Week Non-Residential Program

The one-week 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.


Two-Week Residential Program

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.







Upcoming Events

November 28 starting at 9 am (EST) through December 31   Online

The GoodGiving Challenge

We invite you to join us in furthering our mission as the New Opportunity School for Women partakes in the 2017 GoodGiving Challenge, hosted by the Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. The GoodGiving Challenge is a fun, easy, and powerful way for people to make a difference in Kentucky. By giving through the GoodGiving portal, at, your money has the chance to go even further as nonprofits compete for more money based on things like the number of donors, the amount donated, and potential matching donations.

February 25 - March 10  Berea, KY

Two Week Residential Session

It’s that time of year, again! The New Opportunity School for Women will be hosting its two-week residential session in 2018 from February 25th to March 10th, where women will be taking classes on self-esteem, integrative health and wellness, and so much more. Learn more about our residential program here and apply today!

Do you have any questions?

feel free to contact us!