Empowering women so that they can build better lives for themselves and their families.

The Women's Resource Center is a 501 ©(3), non-profit organization that has been serving Polk county since 1984.  

Our Mission is to provide a variety of services for women and their families in crisis. We provide each client with valuable assistance that will enhance their current situation through immediate services, while empowering each woman and family to become productive members within their community. 

Women's Resource Center of Florida is here to help women and their families during times of crisis and transition.  We offer programs that can help our clients rewrite their stories and start living a life that makes them proud and independent.

Independence Program

The Independence Program helps women regain independence, become self-sufficient, and improve their overall mental health and wellness so they can  better support themselves and their families. 

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Cheep Boutique

The Cheep Boutique thrift store helps supports our efforts to build stronger families in the Polk County area. Please visit our store for savings on clothing, accessories, and home furnishings. Please contact us if you have any donations.

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Hurricane Irma Support and Relief for Clients

AS A COMMUNITY WE CONTINUE TO WEATHER THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE IRMA.  THANK YOU FOR GENEROUSLY SUPPORTING AND REACHING TO YOUR NEIGHBORS IN THIS TIME.

AT THIS TIME WRC IS  CALLING ON YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT, WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK FOR THESE PROVISIONAL ITEMS FOR OUR CLIENTS:

  • PEANUT BUTTER
  • JELLY
  • POP TOP CANS OF BEANS
  • VIENNA SAUGAGES
  • TUNA
  • SINGLE SERVING OF FRUIT
  • BOTTLED WATER

Please bring directly to the Women's Resource Center.  Thank you very much.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SIGN UP The Charity Challenge is all about not-for-profits coming together in unity to raise awareness and funds for their cause, share information, and this first year to be a part of a Guinness World record breaking human awareness ribbon!

BE A PART OF HISTORY $20 (Includes Event T-Shirt) Half of the Registration Fee goes to the Charity You Choose.  (i.e. Women’s Resource Center)

ACTIVITIES also include: Music, Kids Zone, Touch-A-Truck, Food Trucks, Beer, and lots more to come

Did you know along with your registration for the event not only are you helping us but you will also receive a free ticket to the AutoNation Cure Bowl December 16, 2017





FREE COUNSELING PROGRAM  

Please see our PROGRAMS & SERVICES page for details - CLICK HERE.


Emotional First Aid Support Group

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GROUP TO DISCUSS THOUGHTS AND EXPLORE FEELINGS? NEED EMOTIONAL SUPPORT? LOOKING FOR A JUDGE-FREE ZONE TO WORK THROUGH A FEW THINGS?

The Women's Resource Center of Florida invites ADULTS only to join us for a group exploration in Emotional First Aid. This group is designed for adults to discuss healthy strategies to address the scrapes and scratches of life and to support others who are in need of Emotional First Aid. 

Coffee and Refreshments will be provided. 
Call (863) 294-5318 for scheduling. Group meets 5:30pm - 6:30pm Tuesday evenings at WRC.

 

 


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Recent Events

BOOTS & BBQ BENEFIT

Friday May 12, 2017 over 200 people attended the BOOTS & BBQ Benefit event at The Barn @ Azalea Oaks.  Great thanks to our sponsors, patrons, and friends for your support. The music by Coastal Barefoot Acostic added to the festivities.  Much thanks to the committee members for making this a fun yet rewarding event for all those that attended.  Games, Music, 70 + silent auction items and 3 raffles rounded out the evening. 

 


 

Putt putt pub Tournament!

Winter Haven, FL, March 4th, 2017 - Putt Putt Pub Tournament was held with twenty five teams participating.  The proceeds of this tournament benefited the Women's Resource Center operating fund.  Over $5000 was raised by this event.  Much thanks to committee members (Adam Arndt, Jamie Bonifay, Christi Holby and Meghan Young) and their spouses for making this such a fun and rewarding event.

Hole #7

Hole #7


 

Amazing Donation of Food!

Winter Haven, FL, April 4, 2016– The Results Company, a local business has just donated 1,663 food items to stock the Women’s Resource Center’s free food pantry serving low income clients.  The Results Company is an inbound/outbound contact center currently employing over 450 people. The company held a food drive to benefit the Women’s Resource Center aptly named “Hang Up On Hunger.”  Karen Upshaw’s Team (Photo 1) effort culminated in over 1,000 items! 

 

2016 Fashion Show - AT THE OUTBACK OASIS