Welcome! The Duluth Building for Women is.....


One of only three women's buildings in the United States.

The Building for Women is a home for organizations and activities which promote the safety, dignity and empowerment of women and others in our region. Our mission is to provide safe, accessible and affordable space in which organizations and individuals, serving primarily women, can grow and thrive. Our goal is to support the women of this region by enhancing the long-term financial stability of the organizations that serve them. The Building for Women serves more than 30,000 women, children and men from northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan and from western Ontario each year. It is a local and regional model for cooperative capital efforts, shared resources and coordinated service delivery.

In 1993, a vision for a multi-purpose facility emerged from a coalition of 23 women's organizations and three interested community representatives.

"It was, and still is, without doubt, one of the most controversial building projects in Duluth’s history."

Building Location:

32 East 1st Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55802
Email us at: BFW@TheBuildingforWomen.org
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