Creating healthy spaces where all people can thrive
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Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE) is a non-profit environmental health organization that educates residents about public health risks and addresses toxins in the built environment.  

WHE’s main program areas – Healthy Homes, Healthy Schools, Healthy Early Learning Centers, and Health Policy – empower individuals to protect themselves, their families, and advocate for systems change.


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Learn about our NEW Asthma Program!

The Healthy Homes Asthma program, funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, strives to provide services that ensure a healthy, asthma-free home for all. If you or a loved one is struggling with poor indoor air quality, lead or radon contamination, or other events that have triggered or worsened asthma, click below to see if you qualify for our fully-funded Asthma Program and services.


Our Vision

Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE) educates individuals about environmental risks to human health, provides action steps communities can take to mitigate those risks and advocates for solutions that better protect the region. We serve parents, students/children, school and early learning personnel, health and community-based organizations, with an emphasis on those living in underserved communities.

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Making a positive changes is entirely within our reach.  We provide free programming, technical assistance and resources to community members,  providing a solutions-based approach to addressing environmental exposures.

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Become informed on environmental issues affecting our health and the health of those we care about.

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  • Make a donation
  • Take action on policy initiatives

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Your donation makes a difference.

Give $50 For one community workshop

Give $75 To provide three healthy home action kits

Give $100 To supply four Lead Test Kits for Schools

Give $250 For WHE staff to advocate on behalf of PA families

Give $1500 To purchase four air quality filters for childcare centers