The Women’s Resource Center is committed to equality, justice, and the well-being of women. To that end, they will engage and encourage our community to work with them toward those goals. The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Services Program for Otsego County residents provides victims of these crimes with crisis and ongoing services designed to assist them in surviving their initial trauma and throughout the healing process. Rarely will you find an issue that impacts so many; one in three women experiences domestic or dating abuse in their lifetimes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People of all races, religions, and all income and education levels experience domestic abuse; it can happen to anyone. It is likely you may know someone who has or is experiencing domestic abuse, even if they have not shared their story.

“I am a happy and whole woman. I have choices and the confidence and tools to make them wisely. The freedom and peace I live with now are utterly priceless to me.” – Domestic abuse survivor

“It’s helpful to have someone to talk to about the abuse I went through who understands, will listen and won’t judge me.  Thank you for being here in the community.  This agency has saved my life!  I am truly grateful!” Domestic abuse survivor

 ” I appreciate the guidance; not pushing, allowing me to go through the steps in order to get to where I need to be.  I have begun to feel a connection to something bigger than myself.” – Domestic abuse survivor

 ” It is so helpful to talk with my counselor about personal issues in a non-judgmental environment.  That I’m not alone and I can get through these issues.  It gives me confidence.” – Domestic abuse survivor

In 2018, this grant was supported by Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital, Youth Fund, Treetops Charity Fund, Community Fund, and the Dr. Patrick J. McNamara Fund of the Otsego Community Foundation.

If you would like to learn more about the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, please click here to go to their website.