We are committed to providing high-quality supportive services at affordable fees. Our staff and volunteers make our environment safe, encouraging and beautiful.
Helping women change their lives
Hear from Ann Arbor resident Susan interviewed in 2013. After a major life crisis, Susan benefited from 33 hours of personal counseling, 12 hours of group instruction on finances and family law, and 7 hours of individualized job coaching at The Women’s Center.
Real women with real stories.
“I was afraid to leave the house! I thought that I was protecting my baby from all the germs in the outside world.” Ling is a first-time mom who faced a tough transition after her baby girl was born. Through our MomShare program, Ling found her very own “village” and women who support each other. Read Ling’s story…
“December 2014 my husband left our family; January 2015 I lost my job; March 2015 foreclosure process began on our home and April 2015, our youngest was facing legal issues. Did I mention I was at a point where I couldn’t get/afford health insurance? The Women’s Center helped me sort through all of these issues and prioritize what was most important to work on first.” Read Jan’s story…
The Women’s Center is a major human service provider in the Washtenaw County area. Each year, we provide direct services to over 500 women (and some men and gender fluid individuals) which represent about 7,500 appointments. Additionally, we assist an estimated 1,032 people who call for help in accessing community resources.
We believe that everyone wants the opportunity to shape their our own life stories. We offer opportunities for women to explore, challenge, and make decisions about their futures in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
We encourage intelligent, courageous, resilient, creative, and resourceful women to discover and amplify their inherent strengths.
We bring together women and resources to construct a continuum of support. Relationships nurture our desire to belong and promote an ongoing sense of integrity and well‐being.
We work with women to distinguish individual problems from systemic problems, and to carry out individual and social change. Each of us actively seeks skills and resources that enable us to adapt to a complex and changing world.
The Women’s Center promotes self-determination for women and families by providing professional services that build confidence, strengthen connections, and create positive change.
Women will triumph over social and economic inequality to reach our full potential.
When women become stronger and more confident, everyone connected to us also benefits.
The changes we make spread out to family members, workplace, and the community as a whole.