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The Western Association of Ladies for the Relief and Employment of the Poor, a private grantmaking foundation, was incorporated in 1847 by a group of women from the western part of the City of Philadelphia. Its original mission was to help disadvantaged residents of West Philadelphia find employment that provided them with a decent living and a sense of dignity. The Western Association became one of the first job training and child care programs in the country.