At Women’s Resource Center, we’re excited by how fantastic 2019 is looking for us! On January 16th, we held a new volunteer orientation. During the meeting we talked about our Mission Moments, business updates, new programs and opportunities… and much more!

Our new volunteers are ready to tackle 2019 with us and we’re grateful for the commitment of their time, energy, and resources to support the empowerment of women in our community.

We are certain that each of our volunteers have the following ethical standards to ensure our clients are treated with respect and kindness, and may trust in the confidential nature of our services:

  • Self-determination – Volunteers respect and promote our clients right to self-determination. Our volunteers give our clients the resources and tools they need to succeed and reach personal and professional goals. Volunteers respect and honor each clients right and ability to implement their own decisions and path.
  • Cultural Competence and Social Diversity – Volunteers are able to demonstrate competence in the provision of services that are sensitive to differences among people
  • Competence – Volunteers provide services and represent themselves as competent only within the boundaries of their education and training or relevant professional experience.
  • Privacy – Volunteers respect clients’ right to privacy. Volunteers will not solicit private information from clients unless it is essential to providing service.
  • Confidentiality – Volunteers protect the confidentiality of all information obtained in the course of professional service, expect when disclosure is necessary to prevent serious, foreseeable, and imminent harm to a client or other identifiable person or when laws or regulations require disclosure without a client’s consent.
  • Boundaries of Privacy and Confidentiality – Volunteers do not discuss confidential information in any setting unless privacy can be ensured. Volunteers do not discuss confidential information in public or semi-public areas such as hallways, waiting rooms, elevators and restaurants.
  • Respect – Volunteers treat colleagues with respect and represent accurately and fairly the qualifications, views, and obligations of colleagues. This includes avoiding unwarranted negative criticism of colleagues in communications with clients or with other professionals.

For more than 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.

Clients served at our centers come from all stages of life and every financial background. We are here to assist no matter the circumstance.

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