History

WREN is a new nonprofit built on a decade-long legacy of education and advocacy initiatives carried out through Tell Them and the South Carolina Coalition for Healthy Families.

In 2016 our staff and partners led bipartisan efforts to pass the Cervical Cancer Prevention Act. This new law will increase awareness and access to the HPV vaccination, which will help prevent cervical cancer for the next generation of South Carolinians. 

WREN has recently supported and pushed for new budget provisions for the SC Department of Education allowing state officials to better monitor and support public school teachers as they provide accurate and consistent reproductive health information to teens under South Carolina’s Comprehensive Health Education Act.

WREN has also successfully advocated for the removal of costly insurance co-pays at the pharmacy for contraceptive products for women covered under the South Carolina Health Plan.

Through our grassroots mobilization program Tell Them, WREN has raised awareness and mobilized thousands of citizens on scores of issues affecting women and families.

Through coalition building and policymaker education with the South Carolina Coalition for Healthy Families, we have also helped to block more than 80 laws that would have been harmful to women and families.

WREN is proud to play a supporting role with direct service providers and nonprofit organizations that address women’s issues such as domestic violence, teen pregnancy prevention, and other challenges to maternal and child health and safety. We are supported, in part, by The New Morning Foundation.

Join us as we create a better South Carolina that fully embraces the talents and hopes of all women and girls.