Who We Are
A coalition of women fighting for the power to maintain custody and protect our children after divorce
The Women’s Coalition is fighting for a future in which women are able to maintain custody and protect their children after separation or divorce.
We pursue our mission by raising awareness of the custody crisis and by forming a powerful coalition to fight for a new system that will provide due process and safety and well-being for their children.
The Women’s Coalition was founded by Cindy Dumas, M.A., who has been researching, writing, and raising awareness about the custody crisis since 2003, when she discovered she did not have the power to keep custody or protect her children from their father.
Cindy's son, Damon, is now the Communications Director for The Women's Coalition. He was forced by many judges, over the course of ten years of his childhood, to live with the father who sexually abused him, despite Cindy's and Damon's own relentless efforts to protect him. Damon was only able to escape the court's and his father's control by getting married on paper at age 16, which emancipated him without the need for a judge's signature.