The WRC offers programs to engage, educate, enrich and empower. If you are at a turning point in your life, and unsure or unable to determine a direction, reach out us. As trained listeners, we can connect you with a program or service at the center or refer you to a non-profit community partner.


Your WRC experience begins with a telephone call, but the plan for change begins when you meet one of our valued Peer Resource Advisors. Caring and non-judgmental Peer Resource Advisors are trained volunteers in active listening. Peer Resource Advisors are very knowledgeable in resources available in our community – all within a confidential environment.


Employment and Business Success Advising provides assistance to anyone seeking a new job, scholarships for further education or improved employment opportunities. The program offers one-on-one career counseling sessions, tips for resume writing, job search strategies, employment support groups and a career center with available computers and resources.


Employment Resources

Job Focus

Monster Jobs

Employ Florida

Legal Resources

Legal Aid of Manasota(941) 366-0038

Florida Bar Association(800) 342-8011


The Women’s Resource Center offers access to a Career Closet where free career appropriate clothing  and accessories are available for those women who are attending job interview or have just secured a job and need work attire.  The Career Closet is open Monday to Thursday, 9am-4pm, and Friday, 9-11:30am at our Manatee and Sarasota Centers.

In addition to the Career Closet, we also have a resale store called the Unique Boutique that offers very affordable, gently used clothing and accessories for sale.


Women’s Resource Center offers annual Education Scholarships to recognize, reward, and encourage female students who are pursuing a higher level of education to reach a realistic goal in preparation for employment, self-sufficiency and advancement in the community.

For more information and to apply, please click below.



Project Uplift is a unique initiative created by the WRC and serves as a lifeline targeting those in the ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) population.
ALICE is a term coined by the United Way after a research study conducted by Rutgers University in 5 states, including Florida. ALICE represents those who are working but struggling financially.  ALICE  lives above the Federal poverty line, but below the ALICE threshold, a level based on the actual cost of necessities.  This demographic has great potential to benefit from WRC services helping them be lifted from the educational, emotional and career restraints, which limit their earning potential.

Clients are paired with a case manager or peer advisor to identify their needs. They then work to create goals and develop strategies to meet their goals. These strategies could include WRC’s trademark programs including case management, mental health counseling, financial empowerment, career counseling, legal services, wellness/stress reduction, and mentoring.  If WRC does not have a program that addresses their needs, referrals will be made to one of our community partners.

We are thankful for our supporters that help make this initiative possible.


Help the Women’s Resource Center continue to offer resources to women in crisis. Donate to WRC today.