The Harvest Food and Supply Drive provides a meaningful way for community members and groups to support domestic abuse survivors and their family members utilizing Safe Home services. Leah Callan, Safe Home Coordinator with Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan is pictured shopping for current Safe Home needs using donated supermarket gift cards.
Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) operates the Safe Home 24/7. It is a caring, secure and supportive place to seek refuge from domestic abuse and sexual assault when a person’s home is not a safe place to live. At the Safe Home, families find essential support and advocacy as they work to regain a sense of stability, safety and perspective.
The Harvest Food and Supply Drive becomes a focus for WRCNM during November and December to replenish Safe Home supplies. Contributing to this drive is one of the most meaningful ways for community members to support survivors of domestic abuse seeking refuge at the Safe Home. Gifts help make the Safe Home feel like ‘home’ for many families in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet and Otsego counties who often arrive with few, if any, personal belongings.
Last year, while meeting the daily needs of families utilizing Safe Home services, WRCNM provided more than 6,290 meals at no cost. Food and supply needs are crucial and ongoing.
Community members can support the Harvest Food and Supply Drive with donations of grocery and supermarket gift cards or financial contributions which enable WRCNM staff to purchase exactly what is needed at any given time. This option is also convenient for donors because WRCNM staff does the shopping.
In-kind donations are also welcome; the Safe Home Needs List is available online at wrcnm.org.
Community members donating to the Harvest Food and Supply Drive may deliver donations to WRCNM, 423 Porter Street, Petoskey, MI 49770; or to Gold Mine Resale Shops in Petoskey. Financial contributions may also be made at wrcnm.org/give or here.
For more information, contact Leah Callan, Safe Home Coordinator at (231) 347-0082.