In recognition of the State of Emergency declared by Governor Whitmer and the President of the United States, The Women’s Center is limiting access to its offices. Beginning Wednesday, March 18, our offices in Gwinn, Marquette and Munising are closed to the general public. Our services are still available, but we want to ensure best practices are in place for the health and welfare of clients and employees so we are limiting access to the general public.
All advocates will be available by telephone at their respective locations and we encourage our current clients, as well as new clients, to call us during this time. If it is necessary to visit one of our offices, please call ahead of time to schedule an appointment during hours of operation for emergent matters.
Gwinn office: 346-2134/869-4549
Marquette office: 225-1346
Munising office: 387-4554/250-2595
Our 24/7 Support Line, 226-6611/800-455-6611 is always available
Our shelter, Harbor House, remains open.
If you have a scheduled appointment, please call your advocate to confirm.
We’ve are out and about showing up at all sort of public events – hope to see you there!
Join the supporters of the Women’s Center at “A Night Out,” at the Landmark Inn on Friday, Oct. 25 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Enjoy delicious appetizers and food specially prepared by the Landmark Inn Chef and staff while listening to Michael Waite and Harry South. Bucket raffles and a live auction will add to the fun! Continue reading “A Night Out”
Looking for 100 Good Men
On May 14, 2019, The Women’s Center kicks off its annual 100 Good Men Campaign. Men have a crucial role to play in the movement to end violence against women and children, as well as other men. Through greater awareness of and by advocating for violence prevention at the community level, men are becoming part of the solution in ending what has become one of the most significant social issues of our time. We are hoping that a group of local men will stand with the thousands of other men across the country who say “Enough already!” Continue reading “100 Good Men 2019”
Why We Love Marie Kondo
Ok, we admit it. Ever since she entered the Netflix-bingeing scene with her tv show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, we’ve become a bit obsessed with the decluttering guru. If you’re not sure what we are talking about, you can head over to Netflix now to get caught up on the first season!
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We were nominated for Flagstar Bank’s Craft Community and have a chance to win $5,000 that we will use to support our programs. We need your help! Please vote for Women’s Center either online: https://www.flagstarevents.com/community and type in your email address and the zip code 49855 – one vote per email address… or go into their West Marquette Branch at 3220 US 41 West by Target or their Chocolay Branch at US 41 South & M-28 intersection and vote and we will receive 2 votes!
Thank you and pass this on!
How to Dress for a Job Interview
Whether you are just coming out of a domestic violence situation or you’re taking steps to leave one by finding a job, the process can seem overwhelming. Whether you’re applying for a job or revamping your resume, there are many little steps along the way that can improve your chances of getting hired.
One of those little things is clothes; knowing what to wear for your interview can mean the difference between a paycheck and almost-a-paycheck – and you can only take one of those to the bank. The first thing to remember when choosing clothes for an interview is that your appearance – despite having nothing to do with your capabilities – is the first thing potential employers see, so make that first impression count with these wardrobe tips.
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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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The University of Hawai’i is conducting a study:
Examining Healing Trajectories for Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault
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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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