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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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Overcoming COVID-19 Challenges

Last fall, Wynnielle Howland had a difficult decision in front of her. She had just finished serving time at the Kent County Jail and she was ready to start fresh in a new career, but she didn’t know where to start. She was recommended to our New Beginnings program and paired with one of our…

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