Great food and fun in Alger County thanks to Friends of Alger group fundraiser for The Women's Center
This Years Harbor of Light Award went to Tony Rataskie for all his hard work on the Women;s Center lighting project. The Harbor of Light Award is chosen by staff for an individual or group that has made an sufficient impact in assisting the Women's Center in achieving our mission.
We would like to thank all the donors and suppliers that made this even possible and a success
The Landmark Inn, Huron Mountain Bakery , Reinhart Foodservice, Sysco
Deborah Pearce & NMU Students, VAST, Jack Kublin, Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan, The women of Kappa Bata Gamma NMU, Kathy Binoniemi, Marquette Monthly, Health & Happiness Magazine and The Mining Journal.
THE MARY KAY FOUNDATION℠ AWARDS WOMEN’S CENTER $20,000 GRANT FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMSMarquette (Sept. 28, 2015) – Women’s Center, a local women’s shelter serving Marquette and Alger counties, received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation℠. In advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, the Foundation has awarded $20,000 in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for a total of $3 million
Since 2000, The Mary Kay Foundation℠ has donated $35.6 million to domestic violence organizations through its annual shelter grant program. Each year, grants are awarded to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state with the remaining grants distributed based on state population. U.S. territories including Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands have also received funding through the Shelter Grant program. Approximately 625 domestic violence shelters applied for funding this year.
About The Mary Kay Foundation℠
The Mary Kay Foundation℠ was created in 1996, and its mission is two-fold: to fund research of cancers affecting women and to help prevent domestic violence while raising awareness of the issue. The Mary Kay Foundation℠ has awarded $64.2 million to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence prevention and cancer researchers and related causes throughout the United States. To learn more about The Mary Kay Foundation℠, please visitwww.marykayfoundation.org or call 1-877-MKCARES (652-2737).
The Women's Center has received a $5000.00 Grant from the Marquette West Rotary. The Women’s Center would like to thank you for your donation of five thousand dollars to our organization; we appreciate your continued support. It is organizations’ like yours that enable us to keep our doors open and provide the services that are so much needed in our community.
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