“Every time I attend a Women’s Resource Event, I find my confidence improves,” said Lisa, who came to WRC for help securing a job after college. “I still struggle at times, but Coach Niesa is such a great mentor and support. She makes me believe in myself and believe that I can do this.”

Two years after graduation, Lisa was discouraged at not being able to find a job in her field. Coach Niesa Nelson led her through a series of mock interviews, and eventually Lisa became more confident in the interview process. She learned how to build a resume and write a cover letter, and she also felt empowered to take on a one-year certificate program at Michigan State University. Lisa now works as a social worker who specializes in working with combat veterans.

Lisa felt welcomed by the staff at Women’s Resource Center, where everyone knew her by name and asked how she was doing. While she previously felt isolated, Lisa began to recognize a sense of community and belonging. She found people who genuinely cared about her future and believed in her.

“Unity of women is something we need to foster more,” said Lisa. “And at Women’s Resource Center, they do. I cannot wait until I am in a place where I can give back to WRC for all that they have done for me.”