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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Employment Preparation & Procurement, Human Services, Job Training, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention

Mission: The Women’s Center promotes self-determination for women and families by providing professional services that build confidence, strengthen connections, and create positive change.

Results: Thanks to community and volunteer support, we helped: o 948 individuals connect with a counselor, job coach, financial adviser, or divorce specialist. o 192 lower-income clients with 2,300 sessions of personal counseling, problem-solving and advocacy at fees they could afford. o 540 callers with 852 community resources that they qualified for – such as dental services, housing, legal aid, primary care – in addition to our own. o an estimated 467 children, who benefited from the improved emotional and financial health of their mothers. Workers spent 104 hours in-person or on the phone in crisis counseling, suicide prevention, safety planning, and resource navigation.

Target demographics: Women, transgender folks, men, and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: Daughters, mothers, sisters, friends who experienced inequity related to gender, race, disability, income, and/or immigrant status.

Geographic areas served: Seven counties in the Southeastern Michigan area

Programs: Low-cost personal counseling, job and financial coaching, divorce support services, and help with community resources

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan has been one of the few organizations where I have been able to research jobs and educational information concerning schools of higher learning in a quiet and undisturbed setting. I appreciate the opportunity to explore necessary information on the computers in the library. The staff is always pleasant and helpful. Thank you for the people who have provided this facility.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I just attended a gala event sponsored by the Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan. The event was part of their Power of One series and it honored Jean Ledwith King, an amazing women whose name will now be associated with the center. It was a wonderful, powerful evening and I was very impressed with the organization, dedication and commitment of the members of this group. I would not hesitate to donate to the women's center because of all of the services they provide to women, children and families of Michigan. During these tough economic times, the women's center is essential and it deserves the support of the community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to watch the Women's Center grow over the past6-7 years. They have touched the lives of many people in a positive direction, including myself. The Women's Center has a staff of some truly amazing people that are there out of the goodness of their hearts to help people. The Women's Center is an honest hard working organization that is affordable and gives people hope and a chance that they thought they didn't have. I will continue to support the Women's Center anyway that I can.