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Our History of Empowering Women

What began as a dream for three local women in 1986 has flourished into a decades-long commitment to women and families in the Unifour area. (Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba counties).

Women’s Resource Center was established to promote the overall well-being of women by focusing on their intellectual, psychological, spiritual and physical health. We received our 501c3 designation in 1987 and began our journey of empowering women to live their best lives.

Our dedication to improving the overall quality of women's lives remains as strong today as it did back when we began. Our support groups, programs and services continue to evolve and expand, responding to the diverse needs of our community.

We provide a warm, welcoming space for women who do not know where to turn for guidance in their time of need. We are a safe space to ask questions, have someone listen to your story without judgement, and receive the information and tools needed to strengthen your life. We also offer life enriching workshops and events for women regardless of their station in life. Bottom line, we are here for ALL women!

About Women’s Resource Center | Our History of Empowering Women

About Women’s Resource Center | Our History of Empowering Women

Values and Advocacy

Women’s Resource Center values a women’s right to:

  • Food and Shelter
  • Access to Healthcare
  • Physical and Emotional Safety
  • Workplace Equality
  • A Living Wage
  • A Voice in Policy
  • A Supportive Community

Annual Impact Report

2022:

  • 2,965 women received resources and referrals either in person, by phone, online, or via email
  • 5,465 lbs of personal hygiene items and household cleaning supplies were dispensed to struggling families
  • 27 previously unhoused families received "Welcome Home" kits to help ease their transition into stable housing
  • $1,426 in essential menstrual hygiene products were provided through our "No Strings Attached" program
  • $5,750 in direct financial assistance was distributed to women experiencing a temporary setback through our "Womenade" program
  • $27,500 in free Mental Health Counseling was provided to under/uninsured women in our community

WRC IRS Form 990-2021

 

Staff

Michelle Morgan

Executive Director

Melanie Turner

Director of Programs

Belinda Crane-Isenhower

Accounting/Operations Manager

Board Members

Tania Harper Dongre

Board Member & 2022 President
Quality Improvement Coordinator at Catawba County Public Health

Douglas Locascio

Board Member & 2022 Treasurer
General Manager at Hickory Crawdads

Deisy Zavala Vazquez

Board Member and 2022 Secretary
Executive Assistant to City Manager, Morganton

Patti Moore

Board Member
Retired Teacher

Angela Patel

Board Member
Retired Nurse/Full Time Mom

Sarah Sakatos

Board Member
Community Engagement Specialist at Catawba Partnership for Children

Tiffany Williams Kahn

Board Member
Client Development at Inmar Intelligence

Lynn Nelson

Board Member
Development Assistant at Habitat for Humanity

Staci Wilson

Board Member
Education Director at CVCC