Women’s Resource Center advocates for women to achieve economic independence through meaningful employment. Our programs and services
empower and educate. We partner with caring individuals and organizations throughout West Michigan to purposefully transform the employment outcomes for all women.
The issues faced by women in the workforce drive our programming and inspire our mission. We’ve traveled hand-in-hand with women since 1973
as they have seen their own social situations change and the environment in the workplace evolve. Along the way our programs and services have grown to more effectively motivate and inspire our participants, while giving voice to all women who seek meaningful employment in our community.
At the heart of everything we do is the goal of economic independence for women, regardless of their current situation. Here is a snapshot of the women we served last year:
- 594 women who were parenting a total of 512 children
- Ranged in age from 18 to more than 60 years old
- Over 50% were single parents
- 60% earned less than $15,000 per year – not a livable wage for a single person, much less for a family
We believe our gender focused mission is part of a greater movement to create an equitable and inclusive culture, free of racism and discrimination, where individuals have the opportunity to achieve success in the workplace and attain economic independence.