Creating a community of kindness and compassion

Women's Resource Center 2022 2023

In this season of compassion, reflection, and gratitude, all of us here at Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) are deeply grateful for your generous support of our work throughout the year.

We are profoundly moved by your commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of women, children, and families who are facing overwhelming obstacles.

Your support through in-kind donations, financial contributions, or by volunteering your time has a meaningful impact. It helps us:

  • Provide survivors with a secure and caring place to start the healing process and rebuild their lives. It allows survivors to feel safe, comfortable, and supported during a time of uncertainty and apprehension.
  • Provide a safe space, advocacy and counseling for adults and children, as well as educational opportunities that help survivors reclaim their independence and self-confidence.
  • Provide high-quality early learning experiences for the youngest members of our community.
  • Educate our community about gender-based violence and inclusion through outreach and awareness activities.

Your generosity enables us to continue our mission of empowering survivors and working toward a safer, more equitable community.

Your belief in our mission serves as a beacon of hope for survivors, assuring them that they are not alone, and that there are caring individuals who stand with them on their journey toward a brighter future.

Recent support ~ it takes a community!

J. McLaughlin of Harbor Springs held an in-store benefit that raised $1,115 in support of WRCNM services.

McCormick Farmz donated $290 to support agency programs and services through their Lavender Festival benefit event.

Oleson’s Food Stores in Petoskey and Charlevoix held a pre-Thanksgiving ‘Dollar Drive’ to collect funds supporting Safe Home needs. The Oleson Foundation provided a $1,000 matching grant.

Lite 96.3 held a donation drive at Oleson’s in Petoskey. Shoppers filled carts with needed Safe Home items. Lite 96.3 promoted the drive on radio and volunteered at the event.

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Harbor Springs provided a $10,000 grant to support WRCNM counseling services. The grant helps provide safety, hope, healing, and a path forward for survivors of trauma in our community utilizing this vital service.

The TJX Foundation provided a $5,000 grant to support the agency’s Domestic Abuse Services program.

Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence granted the agency $6,000 for needed database upgrades and to help sustain programs and services for women, children, and families in our community.

Recent support for Educational and Employment Services scholarships:

  • Zonta Club of Gaylord Area, $500
  • Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP), $3,500
  • Straits Area Community Needs Endowment Fund held at the Northeast Michigan Community Foundation, $1,000
  • Douglas Lake Womenade, $1,706
  • North Central Michigan College JEWEL Scholarship program, $10,000

Generous support was also provided by:

  • FOE No 1282 Ladies Auxiliary Cheboygan
  • Crossroads-Ecumenical Resale Shop
  • Carp Lake Women’s Club
  • First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey
  • First Presbyterian Church of Elk Rapids
  • St. John Lutheran Church of Cheboygan
  • St. Anthony of Padua Cross in the Woods Church Indian River
  • United Methodist Women, Charlevoix United Methodist Church