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EMPOWERING WOMEN ON THE SUNCOAST SINCE 1979

For over 35 years, the Women’s Resource Center has been dedicated to provide counseling, training and direction to women of all generations by encouraging, educating, enriching and empowering them through life’s transitions.

Today, WRC serves thousands of women and families in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Our vision is to offer unique strategies and resources that encourage self-confidence, determination and a sense of place, that not only will meet immediate needs, but also provide hope for the future.

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OUR MISSION

The Women’s Resource Center is dedicated to women of all generations by providing services which engage, educate, enrich and empower them through life’s transitions.

OUR VISION

To provide unique strategies and resources that provide our clients with the information, confidence and determination they need to meet her immediate needs and create hope for her future.

THE CENTERS

We entered a new era when both the Manatee County and Sarasota County WRC Boards of Directors voted unanimously to merge effective January 1, 2017. This merger strengthened our organization and enabled us to expand our programming with far-reaching impacts.

As we celebrate the merger’s one year anniversary, our team is better positioned to serve women from Parrish to Englewood, offering the tools she needs to be successful.  There are now three Women’s Resource Center locations, convenient from anywhere in our community.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

We host several fundraising events throughout the year. Learn more about what’s happening.

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CHANGING YOUR OUTFIT… COULD CHANGE ANOTHER WOMAN’S LIFE

Donate and purchase frequently at the Unique Boutique of the Women’s Resource Center!

The Unique Boutique of the Women’s Resource Center is an upscale resale boutique offering gently worn, brand name, women’s clothing and accessories in a variety of sizes and styles… you never know what treasures you will find!

Visit us in the heart of Bradenton’s charming downtown area in Jennings Arcade on Old Main Street. We are open from 11am until 5pm from Tuesday through Friday, and 10am to 2pm on Saturday.

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WRC NEWS & UPDATES

There’s always something exciting happening at the Women’s Resource Center!

2018: The Power of Intergenerational Teams

A full year and many meetings have passed at the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) since the merger of WRC Manatee and Sarasota County organizations became official January 1, 2017. Through the year, WRC has

Deborah Kostroun: A Powerful Resource for the Women’s Resource Center

A consummate volunteer, Deborah loves sharing her experience, expertise, and most importantly—her passion for

Women and Finance: POWER WITH A FINANCIAL PLAN

Are you maximizing your financial life? If you are, good for you! If not,

Introducing the MyWRC Magazine & Program Calendar

We are so pleased to introduce the ALL-NEW MyWRC Magazine. Engage, Educate, Enrich, and

Legacy Luncheon 2017 – In Review

Our annual Fall Legacy Luncheon celebrated the Venice Women’s Resource Center. On Friday, November 3,

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CHANGE A LIFE TODAY

Support our 2,000+ clients who participated in over 8,279 hours of programming this year at the WRC.

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