The Somerville Commission for Women was created in March 1988 by City ordinance. It focuses on programming aimed at anti-violence, financial literacy, empowerment, coalition building, and legislation relating to women. It was recognized by Massachusetts House of Representatives on its 10th anniversary for outstanding service in advocacy for women, opposition to domestic violence, and working for social justice.
MacIndoe, Heather and Berger, Valerie, "Somerville Commission for Women: 2012 Women’s Needs Survey" (2012). Office of Community Partnerships Posters. 46.