2016 Giving Challenge

September 21st & 22nd, Noon ~ Noon!

Join in the fun of our #BetterTogether campaign for the 2016 Giving Challenge. So many awesome ways to support the the Women’s Resource Center and the programs and services we offer to the community.  We are kicking off on Friday, September 16th at 7:00pm with “Comedy for a Cause” at McCurdy’s Comedy Theater with the hilarious Valarie Storm. Tickets are just $22 plus tax and processing fee and can be purchased by clicking here!

Don’t delay, this will be SO much fun, you won’t want to miss it!

2016 Giving Challenge #BetterTogether

From noon on Tuesday September 21st to noon on Wednesday, September 22nd you can #BeTheOne to help us change the lives of women in our community by donating through the The Giving Challenge. ALL donations between $25 and $100 are eligible for either a 1:1 match or a 1:2 match thanks to the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from the Manatee Community Foundation, John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, William G. & Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.

More details coming soon and be sure to watch out for our emails! Thank you for supporting The Women’s Resource Center #BetterTogether

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Employment CPR – Fall 2016

Employment CPR - Thru December 2016


Do 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:

New! NORTH PORT – New Hope Community Church, 5600 S. Biscayne Drive, North Port, FL 34287

  • Saturday, September 17th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bradenton Women’s Resource Center, 1926 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, 34205:

  • Thursday, August 25th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 29th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 27th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 17th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 15th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sarasota Women’s Resource Center, 340 South Tuttle, Sarasota, 34237:

  • Wednesday, August 17th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Thursday September 22nd from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday October 19th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday November 16th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday December 14th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

North Port Family Service Center, 6919 outreach Way, North Port, 34287:

  • Tuesday, August 23rd from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 22nd  from 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, October 20th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, November 15th from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 13th from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Venice Women’s Resource Center , Seaboard Office Park @ 312 East Venice Avenue, Ste. 110, Venice, 34285:

  • Thursday, August 25th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday September 27th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 25th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 17th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 15th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

For more information or to register, contact the WRCSC Program Director, Cheryl Herbold, at (941) 366-1700, or email her at cherbold@thewomensresourcecenter.org. 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.