Purple Purse Challenge:What it means to WRC

In 2005, The Allstate Foundation began investing in providing assistance to domestic violence victims. Their programs have provided almost a total of $43 million and aided nearly 600,000 survivors on the path to safety and security. In 2011, The Allstate Foundation began the Purple Purse program to raise awareness and start the conversation about . . . → Read More: Purple Purse Challenge:What it means to WRC

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

Allstate’s Purple Purse Challenge

Domestic violence affects 1 in 4 women in her lifetime – yet it’s a difficult topic to talk about.

To get the conversation started and raise awareness for domestic violence, The Allstate Foundation created the Purple Purse Challenge. Women’s Resource Center is one of more than 160 nonprofit organizations . . . → Read More: Allstate’s Purple Purse Challenge

Ways to help children, the forgotten victims of domestic violence.

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They are often referred to as the silent victim of domestic violence.  The children huddled in closets, at the top of the stairs, or cowering behind the couch listening as the verbal and physical abuse occurs.  According to the Department of Health in 2003, at least 750,000 children a year witness domestic violence.  According . . . → Read More: Ways to help children, the forgotten victims of domestic violence.

It’s Time For Action

The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and it is time to speak up and speak out against sexual violence.  Over the past year with the help of the No More campaign sexual assault has received national attention and increased public awareness.  The Women’s Resource Center is among 84 rape crisis centers . . . → Read More: It’s Time For Action

What Daylight Savings Can Really Mean for Women

Finally! We have more time in the sun! Yes, ok we lost an hour of sleep, but I do not know one person that does not look forward to walking out of their office at 5pm still feeling the sun on their skin! Even the times I walk out of the building hissing, covering . . . → Read More: What Daylight Savings Can Really Mean for Women

Women’s Resource Center Legacy Society

We are excited to share a way in which you can support WRC’s endowment fund and allow the programs we offer to the public to continue and grow.  Karen Bond is a Board Member of Women’s Resource Center and the current chair of the Women’s Resource Center Legacy Society.  She has been gracious enough . . . → Read More: Women’s Resource Center Legacy Society

You sing along but what are the lyrics actually saying?

When you listen to the radio in your car, office, or home, do you actually listen to the lyrics of the songs you are listening to? A quick Google search will reveal the true meanings behind popular songs that play on rotation on the radio. What you might think is a playful catchy song . . . → Read More: You sing along but what are the lyrics actually saying?

Teen dating violence; a survivors story

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I grew up in a household where violence was never an issue. We never discussed it beyond the general basics most children learn, no one is allowed to physically harm you, make sure you tell us if you are being bullied, and never bully or physically hurt anyone else. Abuse in relationships was not . . . → Read More: Teen dating violence; a survivors story

Time To Talk

If you are anything like me, you were probably more interested in halftime performances and commercials than Super Bowl without my team.  Of the commercials, we thought a Pizza advertisement was the best in our book! However, it wasn’t a spot by Dominos, Papa Johns, or Pizza Hut that captured our attention.  It was the pizza . . . → Read More: Time To Talk