About Us

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


  • Over 1,400 resources and referrals provided
  • 492 women received direct support through resource coaching, mentoring, and goal planning
  • 658 additional household members were served through empowering these women, including children, spouses, and dependents
  • 1,864 pounds of personal hygiene and household cleaning products were provided through Pantry with a Purpose, allowing families to life safely and with dignity
  • $28,000+ worth of Mental Health Counseling services were provided at NO COST to the participant
  • $65,000+ worth of volunteer time was contributed in service to our agency and community

2019 IRS Form 990


Michelle Morgan

Executive Director

Kelley Hayward

Director of Programs

Belinda Crane-Isenhower

Accounting Manger

Board Members

DeDra Grant

2020 Board President
Charleston Forge Furniture

Juliet Good

Immediate Past President
State Farm Insurance

Lorraine Morlok

Retired Educator

Philip Alford

Edward Jones

Sarah Principe

City of Hickory

Mary Morrison

Catawba County Government

Lindsey Bowen

Star Snax

Tania Harper

Catawba County Public Health

Sara Romeo

Hickory City Schools

Angela Patel

Retired RN, Full-time Mom

Deisy Zavala Vazquez

City of Hickory