The Women’s Center received a check from First United Methodist Church from a fundraising event sponsored, in part, by Thrivent Financial. Left to right, Michele Fortunato, WC, Lorna Addison, First United Methodist Church, Sarah Schnieider, WC, Amy Bilodeau, WC, Andrew Rickauer, Thrivent Financial, Bob Knaus, WC, and Alisha Young, WC. The ME Davenport Foundation will be matching this contribution
The M.E. Davenport Foundation of Grand Rapids is supporting the Women's Center with a $105,000 grant that includes a $45,000 matching gift opportunity. Foundation Trustee Mary Sullivan presented the first installment to the Women’s Center on Thursday, May 26.
“Our ability to truly affect the lives of abused women and their children is very much tied to our ability to help them feel safe, to put a roof over their heads, and to assure them they do not need to fear where their next meal will come from,” said Women's Center Executive Director Beth Casady. “No one can focus on life changing decisions and actions if their and their children's basic needs aren't met. Harbor House is our community's answer to this first crucial step in helping to create lives free of violence.”
The Marquette Women's Center has been serving the community for 40 years.
Victim blaming can lead to unreported sexual assaults - TV6 report - Dec 2014
Domestic Violence Awareness Month puts issue in the spotlight -
Mqt Monthly Oct 2014
Home Builders Group Gives Women's Center a 40th Birthday Present - Mining Journal - Sept 14, 2014
Women's Center Facade Remodeled by local Home Builders Association - TV6 News Story - Sept 15, 2014
Women's Center Recognized for 40 Years of Service - Mining Journal - Sept 10, 2014
Cliffs Donates $100,000 to the Women's Center Harbor House
40 Years of Helping Women - WLUC-TV - October 21, 2103
Greg Milligan Speaks - From Victim to Survivor - WLUC-TV6 News - October 22, 2013 & Interview with Greg Milligan
Women’s Center changes lives, impacts futures - article by Renee Prusi, Mining Journal, Oct 16, 2013
Women’s Center formed to address specific needs in Marquette community - article by Renee Prusi, Mining Journal, Oct 15, 2013
Marquette Women’s Center traces roots to age of inequality, discrimination - article by Renee Prusi, Mining Journal, Oct 14, 2013.
Women’s Center and Harbor House - Recognizing 40 years of community service, article by Leslie Bek - Marquette Monthly - Sept 2013
Society Must Do More to Battle Sexual Harassment - article in Mining Journal - April 28, 2013
Guys in heels walk mile to raise awareness of sexual violence - article in Mining Journal - April 17, 2013
A Resilient Community Asset by Leslie Bek - article in the Marquette Monthly - September 2011