Continental Societies, Inc., an international public service organization dedicated to the socioeconomic and cultural welfare of underprivileged children and youth, was founded in June 1956 and incorporated nationally in 1972.
Continental Societies, Inc. embraces 43 chapters in 17 states in the Continental USA, District of Columbia and Bermuda and is continuing to grow.
Through our Five-Point Programmatic Thrust, Health, Education, Employment, Recreation (HEER), plus Arts and Humanities, Continental women internationally strive to adhere to the humanitarian precept of sharing with those in need.
In1993, the Midwest and Western regions were combined and called the Midwest-Western Region.
On April 13, 1996 during the regional meeting; North Bay Area was the first chapter installed in the newly combined Midwest-Western Region.
Continentals in the Midwest-Western Region have created innovative activities while they volunteer their time through outreach programs in youth centers, schools, pediatric wards, homes for the delinquent, special needs and emotionally challenged youth.
Continentals volunteer innovatively through tutoring, mentoring, after-school programs, apparel donations and Walk-a-thons. Mentoring programs are a major component of the Continental approach.
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