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Supporting Women Through Divorce

We offer a variety of resources designed to support women who are going through a divorce. During the COVID-19 shutdown, we modified group workshops to take place over an individualized phone call. Over the past year, Attorney Audra McClure has volunteered to provide 11 free, one-on- one consultations to women, providing an enormous benefit and a…

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Program Spotlight: New Beginnings

Understanding that incarceration presents unique challenges for future job seekers, Women’s Resource Center’s New Beginnings program provides enhanced gender-responsive mentoring services to women at Kent County Jail pre-release and up to 18 months post-release.   DEJAIA Dejaia first heard of the Women’s Resource Center after sitting in on a session led by Coach Julie Harper-Shears at…

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Letter from the CEO: May 2021

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. – Maya Angelou This March, the International Women’s Day theme was Choose to Challenge. It was an invitation to celebrate progress made in the area of gender equality while recognizing and refusing to accept areas…

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Pillar Hall of Fame

The Pillar Award began in 1987 as a way to honor organizations who are committed to empowering women at work. This year, we took a closer look at 4 local companies who are actively investing in women in the workplace. We challenge our community to continue empowering and supporting women in the workplace. Much has…

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#GoGreenforWomen this March!

March is Women’s History Month and we challenge you to “Go Green for Women”! Why green? We all know that green is the color of money, but the color green can also symbolize growth, renewal, and prosperity. By wearing green, you are showing your support of the transformation that takes place in the lives of women…

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In Memoriam

We remember Joan Crandall, Deb Bailey, and Jayne Schafer.   Joan Crandall Pioneer of the WRC Joan Hamann (Crandall) was a beloved pioneer of the Women’s Resource Center. Joan was the very first Board Chair and also served as Executive Director. “I had the opportunity to spend time with Joan over the past couple of…

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Letter from the CEO – Winter 2021

The success of every woman should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on. – Serena Williams   Women in Grand Rapids are hurting. In the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic, we interacted with nearly as many clients as we typically do in an entire year. But despite…

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