NEW Venice office location!

Our South County office has relocated and is open for business!! We are nestled within the Seaboard Office Park located at 312 East Venice Avenue, Ste. 110, Venice, Florida 34285. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m to 5:30 p.m. Please view our Program Calendar that lists our upcoming classes and programs. We are excited to share in this new adventure with our staff, volunteers and clients!



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Employment CPR – Summer 2016

Employment CPR poster 4-2016Do your employability skills need “CPR”?  Career Pathway Resources — Employment CPR — is a half-day job readiness program offered by the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County to help women and men brush up on employment skills including writing resumes, practicing for interviews, conducting the job search and more.

“This unique workshop is designed so that participants can jumpstart their job readiness and develop a path to meaningful employment,” said Barbara Cruz, interim executive director. “We will also be providing follow-up employment support services to expand on the skill base acquired in the workshop.”

Sponsored by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, this workshop is offered for FREE and, if you meet the following criteria, you could be eligible for additional employment and other services for free:

→ Age 35 or older
→ Have provided unpaid household services for a family member (stay at home mom or dad, caregiver)
→ Are unemployed or underemployed (not earning self-sufficient wages)
→ Are currently receiving Federal assistance OR have lost financial support of another family member due to divorce, separation, death, unemployment or disability
→ Are Florida residents
→ Are US citizens or have authorization to work in the USA

Even if you don’t meet the above criteria, we still want to help you jumpstart your career! Workshops will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at four locations on the following summer dates:

WRCSC, 340 South Tuttle, Sarasota, 34237Wednesdays, May 18, June 22 and July 20, 2016
North Port Family Service Center, 6919 outreach Way, North Port, 34287Tuesday, May 24; Thursdays, June 23 and July 21, 2016

WRC Manatee, 1926 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, 34205:  Thursdays, May 26, June 30, and July 28, 2016
WRCSC Venice Office, Seaboard Office Park @ 312 East Venice Avenue, Ste. 110, Venice, 34285Thursdays, May 26, June 30, and July 28, 2016

For more information or to register, contact the WRCSC Program Director, Cheryl Herbold, at (941) 366-1700, or email her at Feel free to download our flyer here and share with someone who may benefit from these services.


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Women Are Exceptional!

We are daughters, sisters, mothers and wives; entrepreneurs, employees and retirees; friends – young and old. And we are even more exceptional when we work together and help each other. We know what needs to be done and how to make it happen – at home, at work or in the organizations we support with our time and our talents. The Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County is here to support you on your journey – whether your are adjusting to a career change, concerned about financial security, coping with difficult family relationships or seeking opportunities for personal growth and self-sufficiency.  We invite you to take your next steps with the help of the Women’s Resource Center. Our caring team will provide you the resources, guidance and support you need to create your own solutions. And, we will be here to celebrate your accomplishments. Ask how you can leave a legacy to women in our community.

See how the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County is transforming the lives of women in our community.