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!
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
Women's Resource Center's 2023 Impact Report
- 2,523 women received resources and referrals either in person, by phone, online, or via email. (Keeping in mind that these resources also benefitted their children and additional family members as well).
- $43,561 of personal hygiene items and household cleaning supplies were dispensed to struggling families
- $29,250 worth of free counseling was provided to uninsured or underinsured women in our community to assist them in coping with life’s struggles.
- $4,065 in direct financial assistance was distributed to women experiencing a temporary setback through our "Womenade" program.
- 16 previously unhoused families received "Welcome Home" kits to help ease their transition into stable housing ($5,600 value).
- $4,215 in essential menstrual hygiene products was provided through our "No Strings Attached" program to ease the strain of period poverty on menstruating individuals who struggle to afford these necessary items