Women’s Resource Center is a community mission of CUMC that helps support those who have
critical needs as they struggle with domestic and sexual violence, fires, floods, and other disasters.
Founded in 1975, The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) has assisted thousands of women, men
and children who face major life needs in the Grand Traverse Area. WRC provides confidential
shelter, furniture and other household and clothing needs, counseling and one-on-one advocacy and
protection. Needs for WRC grow each year. No one is turned away and there is no cost to those
assisted by WRC.
In 2022, Women’s Resource Center:
- Received requests for service from 5,303 people
- Responded to immediate crisis calls from more than 1,000 people
- Served 10,947 meals
- Gave $77,200 in goods and services at no cost to those in need.
According to executive director Juliette Schultz and development coordinator Jamie Bell, one-in-four
women and one-in-nine men will suffer from domestic violence in their lifetimes. WRC fills major
needs in our community by providing confidential and protective help. Read the recent article in
the Traverse Ticker.
To fund these important services, WRC relies on community support, contributors such as CUMC,
donations for its two thrift shops, and state and federal grants. CLICK HERE to donate through
Central’s Mission Ministry program now.
Please help raise awareness of WRC and consider financial support for Women’s Resource Center, a
CUMC mission that makes a difference in the lives of those suffering. Find out more: www.womensresourcecenter.org
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