Our organization was formally established by Bishop Francis Hyland in 1957, and became known as the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW).
On February 21, 1962, Atlanta was elevated to the status of an Archdiocese and we then became known as the Atlanta Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (AACCW)
The boundaries of our organization correspond to the boundaries of the Atlanta Archdiocese, which include the 69 counties of North Georgia and extend just over the border to Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.
By Archdiocesan decree, all Catholic women living in the Atlanta Archdiocese are automatically members of the AACCW.
To serve as a channel through which the Catholic women of our Archdiocese, in harmony with church teachings, might utilize their unique talents in service to God by service to their fellow man and thus through Christian witnessing, win souls to Christ.
To give the Catholic women of our archdiocese a common voice and to be an instrument for united action in matters affecting our Catholic/Christian principles.
To insure proper recognition and representation of Catholic/Christian principles when addressing committees and problems of local, national and international importance.
To stimulate the work of existing Catholic women groups to greater service and usefulness in meeting the needs of our times.