1710-1712 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912 womenscentergl@gmail.com (517) 372-9163

Just the help you’re looking for

Take the time to squeeze one or two of these events in your schedules. They could be just the help you’re looking for.

Please register for classes at: 517-372-9163 or Women’s Center of Greater Lansing

Adult Rape Survivor Support Group

There are many types of sexual assault, from rape within a marriage to sexual assault while drinking. If you believe you have been sexually assaulted please join us.

This group is free and most importantly confidential. The group will provide support and validation through “telling the story.” Impacts on current relationships due to sexual assault will also be explored.

Class times: Mondays 6-7:30 pm

Healing Hearts

For those who have lost a loved one, this group can be that support system you need.

We will be working towards recognizing your feelings about the loss. After you understand why you have these feelings we can then begin the process of learning to cope with your loss.

“I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)” -E.E. Cummings

Class times: Tuesdays, beginning March 26th, 4 – 5:30 pm

Assertiveness for Women

If you’re looking for guidance on how to “put your foot down” in an assertive, NOT aggressive,  way this class is for you.

You’ll leaning many tactics on how to get YOUR message across, instead of the one someone wants to hear. This can help you restructure your families, such as no longer letting your kids get away with anything they want or your family members imposing on you.

Class time: March 27th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Domestic Violence Support Group

Ever feel like no-one understands what you’re going through? Here you can open up to women who have been in similar situations as you have. Find that person who you can talk to. Get that weight off your shoulders.

Group meetings: Saturdays 12-1:30 pm

Anger Management

Find a way to control you trigger anger while learning the impact anger has on your health, relationships, and employment. These classes teach you to subside the thoughts that fuel anger.

Last class meets March 25th

Job Seekers Support Group

This class will help you find the right job or career for you.

Class times: Mondays 10 am – Noon

 

Hope to see you soon!

 

Adult Rape Survivor Support Group

Mondays starting April 1st ending May 20th

Group will meet from 6:00- 7:30

There are many types of sexual assault, from rape within marriage, teenage “experimentation” to sexual assault when drinking. Any woman who believes she has been sexually assaulted is invited to attend this group.

The Survivors of Rape Support Group is a free, confidential group that provides support and validation through “telling the story” and exploration of the impact of sexual assault on current relationships.

Pre-registration is required. Please call the Women’s Center at 517.372.9163 to sign up or for more information.

HOPE    HEALING   SAFETY   MOVING FORWARD

 

New tricks up our sleeves

The Women’s Center had the opportunity to brainstorm ideas, with other organizations, determined to promote the help available to those who are in need of it.

Leaders, interns and volunteers from the Women’s Center, Plan Parenthood, the Women’s Resource Center at Michigan State University, and many others listened to the wisdom Heather Booth and Chelsea Del Rio had to offer.

Heather, a veteran feminist, and Chelsea, a rising feminist, were honorary guests. The two used their in-depth experiences in promoting change to answer the questions of Lansing area organizational leaders and volunteers.

Heather refers to herself as an organizer. She has been campaigning for reform since her start up in the civil rights and women’s rights movements. Heather is the current president of Midwest Academy where she helps train social leaders.

Chelsea has made a name for herself in the reform world. Not only has she organized the longest running Women Take Back the Night event, she has also marched for her beliefs in Washington.

Heather and Chelsea dished ideas on how to promote events, thoughts, and the action needed to make changes. More importantly, the two reminded us that by working with other organizations in the area, not only will we all benefit, but more importantly we can take the cause further than if we chose to tackle it on our own.

The Women’s Center is excited to take what we’ve learned and applying it towards helping women.

New- support groups and workshops

Upcoming Workshops and Support Groups

Pre-registration is not required to attend groups but it greatly appreciated.

All groups are free of charge. We happily accept donations.

 Rape Survivor Support Group, Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30pm

Assertiveness Training for Women ~ new day and time coming soon!

Bi-Polar Support Group is currently taking members, call for info

 Support Group Descriptions

Job Seekers Support Group  Mondays, 10 a.m. – Noon (on-going)
Need a job? Looking for a different job? Underemployed? We will take a structured approach to job seeking, finding the right job or career for you.

Domestic Violence Group Saturdays, 12:00-1:30 pm

Are you afraid of your partner? Believe you deserve to be hurt or mistreated? Are you emotionally numb or helpless? Domestic violence comes in many forms including physical, emotional, verbal, and financial. Find support at this weekly meeting.

Rape Survivor Support Group Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

There are many types of sexual assault, from rape within marriage, teenage “experimentation” to sexual assault when drinking. Any woman who believes she has been sexually assaulted is invited to attend the first meeting of this group. Pre-registration is preferred for this group.

 

 Not So Happy Endings Support Group Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

A group for women who are ending relationships and want some support and resources to get through it  Please contact Claudia at (517) 896-3311 for more information.

 Parenting Group (this group will start when there are three people who are interested in attending)

Lecture and group discussion each week for those with children of all ages. Class lecture based on the Love and Logic Model. Topics include Parenting Styles, Discipline Strategies, and Child Safety.

 

Anxiety Support Group 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 2:00 to 3:30 pm   Learn ways to decrease anxiety and how to relax.

Fight Back – Don’t Be a Victim, 6 – 8 p.m. First Tuesday of the month

Self-Defense and Boundary Setting Workshop: Learn how to set appropriate boundaries, recognize dangers, defend yourself, simple techniques than can hurt and disable an attacker. Appropriate for females over age 13; taught by an instructor with 25+ years of martial arts experience. Pre-registration is required. Call 372-9163.

Girl Rising – “One Girl with Courage is a Revolution”

Journey with 10 girls as they overcome struggles to grasp an education that could lead them to their dreams.

We have the opportunity to bring the inspirational film Girl Rising to the Lansing area on March 28th.

Watch the film trailer here.

The film is based on girls from 10 different countries. Each must overcome hardships that have been forced on them in order to raise their hand in a classroom. Education for these girls is not a priority in their community. With little help from others they rise up and find a way to make an education possible.

Reserve or purchase your ticket here.

Celebrities, such as Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson, will have voice performances throughout the movie.

 

 

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