About the Women’s Resource Center
Create personal, social and professional growth opportunities for women and provide strategies for living that strengthen them, their families and their communities.
- To be the dynamic leader in supporting, recognizing and celebrating the contributions of women
- To anticipate and address the changing issues facing women in our community
- To be a strategic partner in strengthening the quality of life and economic vitality of our community
The Women’s Resource Center is a community-based 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) not-for-profit agency that has provided women (and men) with life skills training, career planning and educational scholarships in Sarasota County for over 35 years and Manatee County for over 25 years. We assist thousands of women in creating independent lifestyles by identifying problems, locating appropriate resources and creating a plan to aid in solving their problems. The women who come through our doors are from all walks of life and every socio-economic background throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties. We serve a diverse population from women with Ph.D.s to women seeking their G.E.D.s, from women investing in real estate to women in need of housing, from women preparing for retirement to women worrying about their next paycheck — no issue is too great or too small.
The Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County was founded in 1979 by a coalition of 19 women’s organizations, including the American Association of University Women. We have provided employment services and our flagship Challenge course to the community since our inception. In 1999, our offices grew as we merged with the Women’s Support and Enrichment Center to become The Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County.
Every day, our staff and volunteers encounter women who remark on the inspiring lectures, helpful resources and expansive social network the WRCSC provides. Often, they hear, “You helped me get this job,” and, “The Women’s Resource Center saved my life.”
Women’s Resource Centers of Manatee and Sarasota Confirms Merger
Our gratitude and thanks to The Patterson Foundation for allowing us this amazing opportunity to Learn. Share. Connect. Evolve and Strengthen.Best wishes
President & CEO, The Women’s Resource Center