Sexual Assault Support Group

WCGL Sexual Assault Support Group 

Sexual assault is a difficult issue that many women struggle with, and an issue that WCGL helps women work through. We offer our Sexual Assault Support Group every Monday from 6:30pm-8:00pm. If you are a victim of sexual assault, or know someone who is a victim of sexual assault who could benefit from this support group, please contact us to get more information.

Support Group Times: Monday at 6:30pm-8:00pm

Contact Number: (517)-372-9163 

Capital City Eats

A local restaurant raffle fundraiser

Everybody’s gotta eat, right? The purchase of a $30 raffle ticket will enter you in a drawing to win one of two prizes.

First prize is seven local restaurant gift cards good for $30 each. 

Second prize is two NCG theater passes and a $20 gift card!

Only 100 tickets will be sold.

Raffle Tickets can be purchased online through the donate button or in person at the Women’s Center or from a board or staff member. Using the donate button is our only means of online raffle ticket sales. Raffle tickets are not considered a donation by IRS standards. 

Drawing will be held August 30 here at the Women’s Center at 4:00 pm. Winners will be notified by phone. 

Support WCGL: Capital City Dragon Boat Race 2017

The 7th Annual Capital City Dragon Boat Race is just around the corner! While we have many volunteers, sponsors, paddlers, and teams who make this event happen, we invite everyone to support WCGL by being a spectator.

What to expect

Around a dozen teams will be competing in this year’s Dragon Boat Race, each team consisting of 18 paddlers, a drummer and a flag bearer. With a dragon head at the stern of the boat and a tail at the bow, each team will race across the pond at Hawk Island Park.

Dragon Boating is a Chinese sport that has been modernized by many today. For the Center, The Capital City Dragon Boat Race honors those affected by breast cancer, those who have suffered other types of cancer, and those who have experienced domestic or sexual violence.

There’s a lot that happens at CCDBR other than the actual race itself. The Awakening the Dragon Ceremony is a Chinese custom done every year and the Pink Carnation Remembrance Ceremony is held to honor the survivors and victims.

In addition to this, there will be several activities occurring throughout the day hosted by the Confucius Institutes at Michigan State University and Wayne State University. These activities are held for spectators, adults and children alike, to learn more about Chinese culture.

Show your support!

The Capital City Dragon Boat Race is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year that the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing hosts. Money raised by entrance fees for boats helps WCGL greatly and allows us to keep doing the work we do to help women realize their potential.

Furthermore, attending CCDBR as a spectator gives you plenty of on-land activities to participate in and most importantly, shows your support for and honors those who are victims and survivors of breast cancer, sexual and domestic violence, and more.

The Capital City Dragon Boat Race is Sunday the 21st at Hawk Island Park in Lansing Michigan from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!


IN SEARCH OF: Dragon Boat Volunteers

The Capital City Dragon Boat Race is coming up – with a large event like this, we can’t do it without the help of our volunteers. Below are some of the opportunities for volunteering that we have for this year’s race. If you’re not paddling in the actual race this year, consider volunteering! Email indicating when you are available.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Set Up 9am – Noon
Registration 10am – 1:30pm or 1:30 pm-5pm
Dock Entrance 10am – 1:30pm or 1:30 pm-5pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Set Up 7:30am -11am
Registration 8am-11:30am or 11:30am-3pm or 3pm-Close
Dock Entrance 8am-11:30am or 11:30am-3pm or 3pm-Close
Hospitality 8am-11:30am or 11:30am-3pm or 3pm-Close
At-Large Rover 8am-11:30am or 11:30am-3pm or 3pm-Close

Art Van Charity Challenge – Help us WIN!

Help us raise 10,000!

Are you up to the challenge? The Art Van Charity Challenge is officially underway – we have until April 25, 2017 to raise as much money as we can. It’s a healthy competition against other charities, and we’re in it to win it. The charity that raises the most money will receive $100,000, second place receives $50,000, and third place receives $10,000 from Art Van.

In 2015 we raised just over $6,000. Can you help us beat that and get to $10,000? 


Why should you donate? 

Economic self-sufficiency is the backbone of American society. Being able find and keep a good paying job is the dream of the women who come to the Women’s Center.  Breaking Barriers for Economic Independence will help achieve those dreams for women who face overt obstacles in their lives. The community served by this project are women who are 1) survivors of violent crimes such as domestic violence and sexual assault, 2) homeless, 3) recently widowed, separated or divorced, or 4) are living with cancer.

The Women’s Center offers services to women that help promote success in achieving their potential, economic self-sufficiency in a safe and welcoming environment. Our main goal is to help our clients achieve and maintain employment through one-on-one counseling, career counseling, mentoring, providing access to effective therapies and support and life coaching. The need for this project is an extension of our employment program. From our cancer support survivors, we have learned one of the most significant hardships they face after a cancer diagnosis is staying employed. This project will focus on helping women who are living with cancer to return to work sooner or stay employed while going through treatment for their cancer. We will do this by providing them access and financial support for mental health care and for complementary and alternative medicine therapies, specifically reflexology, massage and lymphatic massage (for cancer survivors who have lymph node involvement). This treatment allows survivors to get back on their feet sooner.

The self-empowerment achieved through education allows for economic independence, as the survivor becomes an active participant in her own physical and mental health goals.