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720 S. Elmwood, Ste. 2
Traverse City, MI 49684
The WRC serves a population of 142,046 located in five counties in northwest Lower Michigan. This service area includes Southern Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties and covers nearly 1,700 square miles.
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The mission of the Women's Resource Center is to end domestic and sexual violence.
What began in 1975 as an all volunteer effort to serve domestic and sexual violence victims is now a full-service organization with sites throughout the region. With our community partners we've increased victims' options making it safer for them to stay in their homes and enhancing access to housing, legal, financial, medical, educational, employment and other resources. With your support we are revealing the sometimes hidden truth about domestic and sexual violence.
To provide families safety, support and access to resources and to collaborate with community organizations to enhance clients' opportunities for success. In 2007-08:
Volunteers provide nearly 20,000 hours of service annually, through client services, office support, fundraising, public speaking, board and committee work, maintenance and at the Thrift Shop. Opportunities for every schedule!
Purple Ribbon Campaign: October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Honors victims and raises awareness, includes fundraising, a vigil and Hands Against Violence Trees created by local children. Three Generations Circle of Women Givers: Promotes women's philanthropy to enhance the economic self sufficiency of women and girls. Holiday Needs--Donors provide toys, clothing and food for our clients to make the holidays special. Donors may adopt a family or provide gift cards. Mary Lee Lord Endowment--Provides crucial funding for our programs, particularly housing, as grants decline or remain level. Margie's Fund--Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation--Provides funds for clients pursuing their educational goals.Donate Now!
Extravaganza 2009 ~ Happy Days - Our biggest fund raiser will have a fifties theme. Dinner, dance, activities, raffles and more!
To grow the Mary Lee Lord Endowment to ensure the sustainability of the Women's Resource Center.