Community Center Provides Hope
I found an article about the success of a community center in Massachusetts, where I am from. The center is in a higher-crime urban area, but provided a place for people to congregate and meet other people. If women have a safe place to go, they may be able to make connections with other people who have the same concerns and provide a place that is safe and opening in an area not known for that.
The idea of a communty center seems to be a great idea for people to come together and be able to bring ideas together. Sort of like Opeideo is an online community center, putting a community center in an urban area may allow the same things to happen in those areas as it does here.