What does the Women’s Center DO?

Donna

Recently, a Center client was interviewed for a piece on WILX TV. (See the clip here.) Shortly after the clip aired, Donna interviewed for and was offered a position! She is now happily working and giving back to the Lansing community.

What part do you play in her story? It is donors like you who help the Women’s Center offer a number of services that help job-seekers find jobs. Donna does not have a computer at home and spent as many hours at the Center while she was completing her degree and starting her job search. She was able to access our clothes closet for interview apparel and wore something she found in the closet to her interview.

So thank you! It is your donations that keep our computer lab open and our interview closet stocked and ready for such an occasion. You can help others just like Donna by donating today!

Female Action Figures & Holiday Craft Show

Both events will benefit the Women’s Center!

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Female Action Figures & Memorabilia Silent Auction

December 13, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Red Cedar Friends Meeting House
1400 Turner Street, in Lansing’s Old Town

Over 100 female action figures and memorabilia will be for sale, including Wonder Woman, Power Rangers, Hermione, Buffy, Xena, Witchblade, and the women of Star Wars, Star Trek, X-Men and popular video games such as Final Fantasy, Street Fighter and Tomb Raider…and many more!

See the inventory of auction items here.

Join the Facebook event here.

Holiday Craft Showcase

December 14, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Women’s Center of Greater Lansing
1712 E. Michigan Avenue

Food and beverages will be provided.

Giving Tuesday

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This year, along with many other nonprofit organizations throughout the country, we’ll be participating in Giving Tuesday. The event is a response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, highlighting the need for people to give to the organizations in their areas that could use the boost.

Here’s how your donation will help: the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing offers a wide variety of services to women in the community with the ultimate goal of helping them reach self-sufficiency. We do that by providing career services like counseling, resumé writing help, job skills training, and our clothes closet stocked with interview appropriate clothing.

Many women who come to us are transitioning their lives in some way—whether that be an illness, a break up or divorce, unemployment or job change. We meet their needs for whatever those changes are with support groups, counseling, legal assistance, and more.

Your donation will help one of our clients get back on her feet and on her way to a life of her design. So after all the hoopla and bargains you find on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we hope you’ll take part in Giving Tuesday. You can learn more about Giving Tuesday in Lansing here, or the national event on their website.

We encourage you to donate and please share the word. Use the hashtags #LansingLovesGivingTuesday and #GivingTuesday to encourage your friends and family to also give.

As always, thank you for your support!

One Love Foundation – Be 1 for Change

Even though Domestic Violence Awareness Month has ended, the fact that one in three women will experience intimate partner violence is still a reality. At the Women’s Center, we are committed to continuing the conversation and prevention of domestic violence as well as supporting survivors year-round!  Please join us in viewing and sharing the PSA below, created by the One Love Foundation.

The One Love Foundation was created in 2010, following the death of Yeardley Love, a UVA senior who lost her life to relationship violence at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, in order to motivate young people to stand up against relationship violence. For more information or to access their prevention tools, including the assessment and safety planning app, MyPlan, please visit: http://www.joinonelove.org/

 

Group and Workshop Schedule:

Current On-Going Groups:

16 Steps of Discovery and Empowerment  – Thursdays from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Job Seekers Support Group – Mondays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Domestic Violence Support Group – Saturdays 12:00-1:30 pm
Anxiety Support Group – Tuesdays
Not So Happy Endings Support Group – Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm *Pre-registration required*

NEW GROUPS STARTING

Grands Support Group (for grandparents raising grandchildren) Saturdays starting in October – call for time
New Beginnings – a workshop series for planning and envisioning the next stage of your life!
Mondays 3:00-5:00pm
Breaking the Silence: Support Group for survivors of sexual assault using art for healing  Tuesdays starting October 21 thru December 9 from 6:00 – 7:30pm
Cancer Support Group Tuesdays starting October 21 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm