The mission of the WORC is to promote social and economic self-sufficiency primarily for economically disadvantaged women and their families. WORC provides training, individual business assistance, job placement, and access to business and financial resources. WORC empowers its constituents through various self-help strategies including savings mobilization, a self-employment network, and access to its local, national and international affiliations. Additionally, WORC encourages community awareness and responsiveness concerning issues impacting economic equity and independence.