Journey walkers: Womens Resource Center mentors, guides women to self-sufficiency

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Jenny Shelton, Amy Paul, and Beth Ingle promote Women’s Resource Center services at the 2022 Super Hero 5K.

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Editor’s note: The Daily Reporter is partnering with the Hancock County Community Foundation to highlight local nonprofit organizations in the community, what they offer and how they could enhance their services through additional funding from Match Day.

Featured Match Day participant: Women’s Resource Center

Executive Director: Beth Ingle

Mission: The Women’s Resource Center’s (WRC) mission is to provide mentoring, guidance and connection to programs and services that help women and their families achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Women’s Resource Center volunteers and staff participate in the 4-H fair parade to promote Match Day. Pictured left to right: Jenny Shelton, Beth Ingle (executive director), Metta Sanders, Amy Paul (board chair)and Jill Collins. Submitted photo

Community offerings: The WRC walks with the client through their journey to self-sufficiency and doesn’t just connect and then leave her. The WRC guides her through the process, helping her to navigate the “red tape” or the barriers that may be in her way to achieve success. The center also mentors her when she has questions or concerns, so she isn’t overwhelmed. Helping a woman gain economic self-sufficiency so she does not need to reach out for financial assistance from her community is why the WRC makes Hancock County a better place.

Match Day funding plans: The Women’s Resource Center would utilize proportional grant dollars towards marketing, rent and other daily operational expenses.

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