OUR MISSION

Providing P.E.A.C.E.

The Mission of The Women’s Center is provide programs and services in Marquette and Alger Counties that ProtectEducateAdvocateCounsel, 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.

Protecting

24/7 Acute Intervention Services
Safe Emergency Shelter
Personal Protection Orders

Educating

24/7 Information Line
Referral Services
Workshops and Training

Advocating

Resource Support
Victim Housing Activism
Court Support

Counseling

24/7 Help Line
Individual Counseling
Support Groups

Empowering

24/7 Resource Line
Housing Assistance
Legal Consultation

Meet Our Director

Beth Casady

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

JoAnne Garrow

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST

Greg Eckert

BRICKLAYER, RETIRED

Dennis Roubal

FINANCIAL PLANNER

John Centko

DEPARTMENT HEAD FOR TECHNOLOGY & OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCES, NMU

Marlene Mottes

ALGER COUNTY RESIDENT

Wendy Rautio

SR. ACCOUNT, UPPCO

Abigail Kauffman Wyche

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT HEAD OF SOCIAL WORK, NMU

Brianna Sartin

NMU STUDENT, MARKETING MAJOR NMU

Lucy Grove

HR DIRECTOR, RANGE BANK

Mary Moe

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.

THRIFT SHOP

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.

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Follow the link below to safely, securely, and easily donate online to help keep the Women’s Center going! Every little bit helps.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT

Volunteering

  • 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.

    Aura Brooks

    3-Year Volunteer

  • 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