Your support of Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) is a positive affirmation of our daily work as we walk with survivors on their journey of healing and empowerment. It enables us to improve the lives of women, children, and families who reach out for our unique and vital services. In addition, your support allows us to respond to evolving community needs by expanding service offerings.
Here are additional ways to support survivors, our work, and raise awareness about gender-based violence:
- Attend a fundraising event that helps raise critical dollars for domestic abuse and sexual assault counseling and advocacy services, Safe Home services, educational support/scholarships, and educationally-focused child care and preschool. Upcoming Women Can/Women Do fundraisers in Otsego and Emmet counties are listed on our calendar of events at wrcnm.org.
- Donate items to our silent auctions as a community partner or donate items you no longer use to Gold Mine Resale Shops.
- Host a donation drive in your school or through your school group, team, or club. Help educate peers about technology and dating abuse via an awareness-raising athletic event.
- Engage with others in a discussion group, such as the Men’s Community Connections. This is a place where male allies discuss their role in helping to end gender-based violence and create safe and thriving communities. Or select a novel for your book club that delves into the subject of domestic abuse or sexual assault, such as Firekeeper’s Daughter.
- Hold challenging conversations with the young people in your life – around the dinner table, at a baseball game, or on the morning drive to school – about sexual assault, harassment, and cyberbullying. The Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy offers a discussion guide for parents to use to have these difficult yet crucial discussions.
- Introduce basic concepts around these issues as a teacher by using our Respect is Everything toolkit in your classroom. It offers short lesson plans, handouts, group activities, positive message posters, and more. Contact WRCNM Violence Prevention Coordinator Megan King at (231) 347-1572 or [email protected].
- Help educate and build awareness as a sports coach with middle/high school-aged athletes about the importance of respect and non-violence. Download the nationally known Coaching Boys into Men coaches kit offered by Futures Without Violence at coachescorner.org/contact.
- Invite a WRCNM staff member to speak to your club, group, organization, or business by calling (231) 347-0067.