Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month which presents an opportunity to educate people and raise awareness about sexual assault and it’s impact on victims. Sexual assault refers to crimes like sexual assault, rape, and sexual abuse. In the United States, 1 in 5 women will be raped in her lifetime,…

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A Brief History of the Activism of Women in the Anti-Rape Movement

In honor of Women’s History month, WRC would like to highlight the historical foundation of grassroots activism by a multitude of women led groups and organizations in the continual fight to combat violence against women in particular sexual assault and domestic violence. No other socio-political movement within the United States has championed the dismantling of…

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Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating Violence   Few parents realize the alarming statistics around dating violence and abuse among teenagers. One in Three high school students will experience physical or sexual violence perpetrated by someone they are dating. Toxic relationships are dangerous with or without physical or sexual violence. Teens often struggle with recognizing the warning signs of…

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Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19

Back in March of 2020 when COVID-19 cases surged, stay-at-home orders were put in place, schools closed, workers were furloughed, laid off, or told to work from home, and personal movement became limited as people quarantined in their homes; advocates began expressing concern about a potential increase in intimate partner violence.  Although intended to protect…

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Recognizing and Celebrating International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Recognizing and Celebrating International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples   This August 9th we celebrate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. On this day, many of us take a step back to acknowledge the centuries of Indigenous resilience and resistance to racism and settler-colonialism, as well as further invest ourselves as accomplices in…

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Pride and Black Lives Matter

Pride and Black Lives Matter   This June marked the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride traditions.     The first Pride march in New York City was held on June 28, 1970 on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, a series of demonstrations by the LGBTQ+ community in response to a police…

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Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This month is about raising awareness on the importance of mental health and stopping the shame and stigma surrounding mental health illnesses. Mental health illnesses are among the most common causes of disability and it is estimated that one in five adults will experience mental illness each year. It…

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Spaghetti and Support from our Local Community During COVID-19

June Western, longtime supporter and ally of Women’s Resource Center (WRC), and Fratelli’s Italian Kitchen have come together to provide meals for families living in WRC’s transitional house during the current pandemic.  This month, WRC is proud to honor June Western and Fratelli’s Italian Kitchen for their gracious donations of meals for survivors of domestic…

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WRC’S COVID-19 Update

In light of recent developments and concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, WRC is taking several precautionary measures to reduce risk to WRC clients, staff, and community members of contracting and spreading disease.

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