The Louisville Metro Office for Women (OFW) uses advocacy. research and policy to improve the status of women in the Louisville Metro area. OFW is an Advocacy & Empowerment office within the Louisville Metro Department of Community Services.
Office For Women works to ensure women have access to the resources and information necessary for self-determination. Therefore, OFW focuses on issues related to violence against women, women’s physical and mental health, social and economic well-being, and community engagement.
OFW was founded in 1991. The Office's efforts have been instrumental in the implementation of policies, collaborations, and tools to improve the safety and well-being of women and their families. Among the successful outcomes of such collaborations are: The creation of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) which is now available in all but three states and the Louisville Metro Visitation and Exchange Center where parents can safely exchange children or have supervised visitation.