EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMS

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WRC offers individual, couples and family counseling with fully qualified mental health professionals. Counselors have the discretion of referring clients to more appropriate treatment when it is deemed to be more beneficial for the client. 

Please call for availability of appointments.

Manatee: 941-747-6797
Sarasota: 941-366-1700
Venice: 941-485-9724

Manatee, Sarasota, Venice. By appointment only.
Fee: Affordable sliding scale fee structure

The Career Closet offers professional women’s clothing, shoes, and purses. Clients are welcome to visit the closet once every six months and select up to five complete outfits, two pairs of shoes, and a purse.

No appointments are needed. Walk-ins are welcome!

Manatee, Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-4pm, Fridays, 9-11:30am. No Fee

Sarasota, Mondays-Thursdays, 9am-4pm, Fridays, 9-11:30am. No Fee

For friends and family of addicts.

For more information or to ask questions, please call 941-747-6797.

Manatee, Mondays, 6-8pm. Fee: $2

For caregivers.

For more information or to ask questions, please call 941-747-6797.

Manatee, Second Thursday of every month, August 9, September 13, & October 11, 2:30-3:30pm. No Fee

An ongoing educational support group.

Please call for additional information and referral, 941-256-9721.

Manatee. No Fee

Sarasota. No Fee

Join us for ongoing job-seeker support, networking in multi-media format and featured guest speakers. Topics vary each week.

Come out and network with one another, make some new friends and hear wonderful speakers that seek to help you along on your life journey!

Sarasota, Wednesdays, 1-3pm. No Fee

A weekly forum for Latina women to discover skills, build self-confidence, and find their own paths to success.

Manatee, Mondays, 6-7:30pm. Fee: $2

It can be difficult to see our goals through to the end, and sometimes we need someone to help us. This program is offered to clients who would benefit from additional support and experience from and a qualified mentor.

Please call for availability, 941-366-1700.

Sarasota, by appointment only. No fee

Chris Florand and Denise Whalin teach you to develop the skills for improved  self-confidence, assertiveness, boundary setting and negotiation skills for  handling life’s challenges.

Pre-registration is requested, please call 941-485-9724.

Venice Chamber of Commerce, Bi-weekly, 6-8pm. Fee: $2

Women are natural-born leaders. You are a woman who is up to big things. You lead a busy life, whether running a company or raising a child – and you affect everyone around you.  Have you ever felt overwhelmed trying to juggle life’s demands and trying to have it all – career, home, family?  You are not alone!
Smart, capable, talented, funny, fascinating women around the world experience the same frustrations and share the same victories.
Enter BeingWE — a shared space for authentic dialogue that binds us together.  Through these leading-edge live conversations we will inquire into what it means to be an empowered woman in the 21st century.  We will uncover myths, share commonalities, and discover valuable tools and practices that provide clarity, freedom, and inspire us all.  BeingWE is a space where we get to step into the author role in our own life, rather than reacting to a life given to us by our environment or conditions.  WE get to redefine our potential as women and leaders. We know you are a leader. That is why you are here.
  • Learn from successful Fire-Starters on how they do it — REALLY
  • Ignite the leader inside the woman
  • Mingle with like-minded women — and make powerful connections
  • Learn valuable, empowering tools and practices to take into your own life
  • Allow yourself to be vulnerable in a shared, safe space.
  • Take a risk, and maybe laugh a little
  • Enjoy refreshments… and free childcare!

Dates:

  • Thursday, October 29th – Being Superwoman – Does this label empower us or hurt us?
  • Tuesday, December 3rd – Women in Business – Creating what’s possible against all odds
  • Thursday, January 23rd – Follow Your Bliss –  How our brains are uniquely wired to take action

Doors open at 4:30pm | Event begins at 5:30pm

Sarasota Center, (941) 366-1700, Fee: Tickets start at $25. Please call for more pricing details.