The Women’s Resource Center is a membership-based organization that relies on annual dues to support its operations. Our individual and corporate membership programs serve as a base for financial and volunteer support.
And when you become a member of the Women’s Resource Center, you not only help to Empower Women and Change Lives, but you also receive member-to-member discounts, opportunities to post announcements about your business on our Web site, and announce special events in our weekly e-newsletter News You Can Use. Check out the following:
How your membership empowers women:
When you become a member, you help women and families find the resources they need to:
- Feed, shelter and clothe themselves and their families
- Obtain adequate health care
- Learn how to write an effective résumé and conduct a successful job search
- Find appropriate job training or educational opportunities
- Connect with a mentor to write a business plan
- And connect with other women for support and companionship
She scooped her sleeping son up in her arms, walked swiftly toward the front of the house, and gently placed her ear to the outside door. Several seconds passed as she listened intently to determine if it was safe enough to leave. Her husband had forgotten to take her purse with him into the bedroom, as he usually did to prevent her escape. Her son began to stretch and open his eyes. This was it, the time was now. She had to escape before her husband realized his mistake, and before her son let out a groggy cry. She carefully turned the knob, pulled open the door, and slipped outside…and then she began to run!
Jody and her son escaped with the clothes on their backs, the contents of her purse, and a vehicle to take them far away. With the help of a good friend, they arrived in Durango late at night and checked into the local women’s shelter. The next morning, Jody began working feverishly toward their new life.
In the six months since Jody’s escape, we have helped her obtain health insurance, find affordable housing, enroll her son in childcare, secure employment, put food on the table, pay her car insurance, and seek the mental health assistance that she needs to heal from the domestic violence she endured. Jody has a tenacious work ethic and has used her drive to persistently move forward and find the resources she needs to create a life that is safe, joyous and free. The WAGES grant has provided the financial boost she needs to succeed and has allowed our three organizations to provide wrap-around services to ensure her success. While Jody is not yet entirely self-sufficient, she is well on her way!
“To stay positive, even with the challenges I’m facing, I simply have to remember that I’m lucky to be alive.” ~ Jody
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We are a United Way Agency!
Are you a Colorado state employee?
If you are, you can easily designate your charitable contribution to the Women’s Resource Center through the Colorado Combined Campaign. As a state employee, you can make your pledge to WRC through a payroll deduction, cash, check or credit card.
We also are a United Way agency, and you can designate your donation through United Way as well. See more here: