The Mission of The Women’s Center is provide programs and services in Marquette and Alger Counties that Protect, Educate, Advocate, Counsel, and Empower
The Women’s Center believes that every individual is entitled to dignity and respect, and that women and men should be treated equally under the law and by society in general. No individual should be discriminated against or limited by society based on age, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, career choice, sexual orientation, or other circumstances of legitimate life choices.
The Women’s Center advocates for change in the larger society to eliminate bias and to enhance the ability of all individuals to be fully functioning members of society. The Women’s Center provides services in a non-judgmental and supportive manner to individuals as they make decisions for their lives.
24/7 Acute Intervention Services
Safe Emergency Shelter
Personal Protection Orders
24/7 Information Line
Workshops and Training
Victim Housing Activism
24/7 Help Line
24/7 Resource Line
Meet Our Director
I have been involved with the organization for over fifteen years as a supporter and as a former board member. I have always had a passion for equality and fairness in our world, particularly with women and children, which is one of the reasons I love my work here. The people I get to work with here are refreshing, dynamic, and committed to helping people who have domestic or sexual violence in their lives. They are wonderful, giving people. I feel that we make a difference in the world for the clients that we touch and that is very rewarding. It is never a dull moment in our world!
Meet Our Board
MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST
DEPARTMENT HEAD FOR TECHNOLOGY & OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCES, NMU
ALGER COUNTY RESIDENT
SR. ACCOUNT, UPPCO
Abigail Kauffman Wyche
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK, NMU
NMU STUDENT, MARKETING MAJOR NMU
HR DIRECTOR, RANGE BANK
OPERATIONS MANAGER, MARQUETTE CO-OP
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How to Give
State and federal funding covers two-thirds of the annual operating costs including all of the programs and staff who provide direct client services. None of that funding though is used to cover costs of having Harbor House, marketing our services, educational materials, or the offices in Marquette or Munising for domestic and sexual violence crisis support and advocacy.
This is paid through individual and corporate donations, community grants, third party fundraisers, Women’s Center, Inc. annual fundraisers, and our through revenue that is generated from our resale shop, Pak Ratz.
Visit our Thrift Shop at 1310 S. Front Street between 10:00am and 5:00pm, Monday – Friday or 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT
Working with the Women’s Center has been an amazing oppurtunity that has allowed me to impact my community directly, learn new skills, and build important relationships.
I am so thankful for the Women’s Center helping me thru this and the trial. I would not have done it otherwise.
Sexual Assault Survivor