Programs & Classes

Programs & Classes

We are excited to report that the Board of the Women’s Resource Center have seen the potential of creating a regional approach to providing services to our clients. The combination of program offerings is amazing and we hope that you will join us in our excitement of the quality and variety of programming that is now available to the women of our region. Please click on the link below to view the combine program guide.

April – June 2017 Program Calendar – Bradenton, Sarasota & Venice

 Join us for a Women’s Health Initiative Focus Group

We are looking for uninsured, female Manatee County residents, between the ages of 18-64 to participate in a focus group.

The focus group will meet at the Manatee Center (1926 Manatee Ave W) of the WRC on Thursday, June 29 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Participants will receive a hardy snack and a $10 Walmart gift card.

The Women’s Resource Center is excited to participate in collaboration with Turning Points, the Health Department of Manatee County, We Care and Planned Parenthood in conducting a focus group on the subject of gaining accessibility to health care.

It is our hope that by conducting a focus group on women’s health, we will gain a better understanding of how to make health care more accessible to the female population of Manatee County.

Space is limited, please call Program Director, Chris Braun,  at 941-747-6797, or e-mail, to reserve your spot!

Workshops and classes are happening now!
The amount of WRC programming increases as quickly as summer temperatures.

Guided Meditation 
Manatee – Thursday, June 29, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
To register call: 941-747-6797
Fee: $2
Join us for an opportunity to experience relaxation, focus, mindfulness and quieting your thoughts through the art of meditation. In each hour long class you will be taken through a visual process to relax your body and mind. Allow your spirit to soar!
Rediscover Joy
Sarasota – Tuesday, June 13, 20 & 27, 6 pm – 7 pm
To register call: 941-366-1700
Fee: $2
This series is light-hearted and inspiring. Join Judith A. Sedgeman, Ed. D., a mental health educator who helps people discover their innate mental well-being and find the means to sustain balance, perspective and wisdom in the everyday life.
Astrology – Journey to Your Well-Being
Venice – Wednesday, June 21, 1 pm – 3 pm
To register call: 941-485-9724
Fee: $10
Take a journey with certified astrological consultant Dianne Eppler Adams as she shows you how to use astrology on your journey to physical and emotional well being. Provide your birth date, place and exact time of birth when you register to receive a copy of your personal chart.
Pre-registeration is required, please call 941-485-9724

The Women’s Resource Center offers half-day workshops to help women and men brush up on employment skills including writing resumes, practicing for interviews, conducting the job search and more.

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!

For more information or to register, contact the Program Director, Cheryl Herbold, at (941) 366-1700, or email her at Feel free to download our flyer and share with someone who may benefit from these services. Click here for the Spring 2017 Employment CPR flyer.


Join the WRC Challenge program and customize your journey to becoming your best self.

Our revamped Challenge program is divided into units that meet once a week for 6 weeks. Attend one session, attend one entire 6-week unit or attend them all.

Accept the Challenge! Learn new skills and become better equipped to embrace and celebrate your life.

UNIT 2 – What is causing me stress?
Topics include: 
– What’s my body type?
– The power of positive thinking
– How to have a healthy relationship
– What type of work do I like?
– How do I learn to trust?

Click here  to view the 2017 Challenge flyer for both Manatee and Sarasota locations. Call either the Manatee (941) 747-6797 or Sarasota (941) 366-1700 office if you need more information on the Challenge program.


Employment and Business Success 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.



The WRC experience begins with your first telephone call, but the plan for help or change starts when you come to one of our office locations in person to meet with one of our valued Peer Resource Advisors! Caring and non-judgmental Peer Resource Advisors are volunteers trained in active listening. They refer clients to services and programs within the WRC, as well as to other community agencies – all within a confidential environment. Peer Resource Advisors are extremely knowledgeable in the resources available in our community.


A variety of programs are offered, including yoga, motivational speakers, social events, financial, legal, counseling, computer classes, and much more. See our Program Calendar (link above) for more information on the programs currently being offered through the Women’s Resource Center.

For more information about our services, or if you have any questions and comments, feel free to call (941) 366-1700.