Phoemale Board

Photo Credit: Detroit News 2019

Pronounced /FEE-male/
Origin: The words Phoenix and Female combined.  Woman rising from Ashes.

Our Mission

Phoemale is a non-profit organization created by and for women. We help those who have overcome domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and/or homelessness rebuild their lives, and like the Phoenix, rise from the ashes.

Our Vision 

Phoemale helps women take the next step in their journey toward rebuilding their lives. We partner with social-service agencies to identify women who have the desire and plan to move forward, but lack resources. Phoemale is unique in that we fill the gaps that other agencies have not. All donations directly benefit women in need.

​More About the Women We Help

Phoemale partners with area shelters and non-profits that provide continuing support for women who have had these challenges. These partner organizations have social workers/counselors who identify and nominate women to Phoemale based on specific criteria:

​Phoemale helps women who are...

#1 Brave.
Overcame Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Homelessness

#2 Strong.
Is able and determined to rebuild her life.

#3 Strategic.
Has a plan for rebuilding her life.

#4 Needs a hand up.
Has a gap in the plan to rebuild her life that no other charity can fill.

Why Donate to Phoemale?

  • ​All donations are directed toward women who have overcome a traumatic or difficult life challenge that also have a plan in place for rebuilding and recovery. 
  • Your donations are aimed at changing the trajectory of these women's lives for the better.
  • 100% of money raised at our events is used to help these women.  We do NOT use donations to pay overhead, salaries, or other expenses.  Phoemale is run by an all-volunteer group of women.
  • Phoemale is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization with the IRS.  Donations are tax- deductible.

Are you interested in being a part of Phoemale’s efforts? Please send your contact info to so that we are able to reach out to you for future events and initiatives. Phoemale is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Thank you for helping light Phoemale’s Fire!