Protecting

24/7 Acute Intervention Services. Safe Emergency Shelter at Harbor House. Personal Protection Orders.

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Counseling

24/7 Help Line. Individual Counseling and Support Groups.

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Educating

Stopping the cycle of violence, reducing harm, saving lives.

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Advocating

Resource Support. Victim Housing Activism. Court Support.

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The Women's Center, Inc. supports victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Alger and Marquette Counties through programs that Protect, Educate, Advocate, Counsel and Empower! (PEACE).

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, sex, career choice, sexual orientation, or other circumstances of legitimate life choices. The Women's Center provides services in a non-judgmental and supportive manner to individuals as they make decisions for their lives. 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.

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The Basics of Applying for a Job

The Basics of Applying for a Job

After leaving an abusive relationship, many people look for fresh starts. They may be living alone for the first time or finding new, more healthy relationships. Another new aspect may be job-hunting. One reason some find leaving an abusive situation difficult is due to finances; without a partner’s financial support, day-to-day living can be a challenge. If you’ve recently left an abusive partnership, isolation and other concerns may have prevented you from learning the necessary skills for job hunting. In this multi-part blog series, we’ll tackle what you need to know to secure a job.

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Volunteering for the Women’s Center

Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering for the Women’s Center

This year, our cultural awareness of domestic and sexual violence has been front and center. With the #MeToo Movement, Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearings, and the upcoming 2020 presidential election, the news media coverage is invoking conversations in homes, schools, and coffee shops across the country. Even large corporations like Gillette, with their controversial commercial about masculinity, are taking a stand. It is an important time to be involved with the mission of the Women’s Center.

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The Problem with Domestic Violence in the Movies

The Problem with Domestic Violence in the Movies

When domestic violence happens, it’s behind closed doors in a place where abusers don’t just have total control of the abuse but total control of the narrative. It’s an abuser’s greatest power and a victim’s greatest weakness – privacy.

Because there are only two people ever able to tell the story of domestic abuse, the one who inflicts it and the one who suffers it, the way stories of domestic violence are told matter immensely to how the rest of the world sees this kind of violence. Unfortunately, most of what we see in movies and TV get it wrong – and they get it wrong in dangerous ways.

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