Community Information Services

 

The Community Information Areacontainsd a collection of books, pamphlets and materials dedicated to women's self-help/empowerment and information regarding local agencies and services providing for the many needs facing community women (e.g., "Keeping your Child Safe on the Internet", or "How to Access a Domestic Violence Shelter"). The space is designed for women to locate information of interest - or necessity - either on one's own or with staff/volunteer assistance.

 

Community bulletin boards list jobs, community events and other opportunities and announcements of interest to women. Two computers offer free internet access for job searching and research, as well as Word Processing software for resume building and typing. Highly trained staff/volunteers can provide assistance, as well as supportive direction to useful, appropriate community resources, services and programs.

 

To learn more, visit us at 628 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.

 

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Legal Resource Network

Designed to be a gateway to legal information, the Legal Resource Network helps community women, ages 18 and older, to make well-informed decisions, based on a clear knowledge of their legal rights and responsibilities, as they move through life transitions

 

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Women To Work - Job Strategies for Success

A job-readiness program that provides job search strategies for women actively seeking employment including: Career Assessment, Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, Networking, Goal Setting, and referrals to other programs in the community that provide assistance with obtaining employment.

 

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Community Education and Self-Esteem Workshops

Life changing, educational opportunities on topics related to financial, physical, emotional and relationship health, facilitated by community partners and professionals, designed to providep womenwith information to help enrich and empower their lives, while increasing their capacity to care for themselves, their children and their parents..

 

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Community Resource Counseling

For those who need specific and individualized guidance, Community Resource Counseling provides real-time, up-to-date information regarding resources, programs and services available in our community.

 

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  • Legal Resource Network

     

    Legal Resource Network

     

    Designed to be a gateway to legal information, the Legal Resource Network helps community women, ages 18 and older, to make well-informed decisions, based on a clear knowledge of their legal rights and responsibilities, as they move through life transitions.

     

    The Attorney Hotline

    For those who need more specific and individualized legal guidance, free 15-minute telephone consultations with volunteer Licensed Attorneys are designed to advise women of their legal rights and options in order to effectively problem solve legal issues. Dozens of attorneys currently volunteer their time to take calls from WRC clients providing legal advice on over 20 different areas of law including Civil, Consumer Rights, Criminal, Domestic/Family Law, Education, Employment, Traffic, Landlord/Tenant, Financial, Business, Bankruptcy, Immigration, Juvenile, Patent, Health, General Litigation, Business Start-Up, Personal Injury, Car Law, Real Estate, Contract Law, Wills/Probate and Debt Collection.

     

    Clients schedule hotline appointments through the WRC either by phone, walk-in or by referral through our Community Resource Counseling services. Volunteer Attorneys commit to be in their office at designated times each month to take calls from our clients. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 336-275-6090.

     

     

    Legal Workshops

    Legal Workshops, facilitated by volunteer Licensed Attorneys, teach women about the law, their rights and legal resources; present practical strategies to problem solve legal obstacles; and share information regarding specific legal concerns. These collaborative workshops, offered free of charge, provide high-quality, convenient, accessible and relevant educational experiences that provide life-enriching information, tools and resources so that women are better prepared to deal with stress, transition and crisis – which is central to WRC's efforts.

  • Women To Work Strategies for Success

     

    Women to Work Program -

    Job Search Strategies for Success

     

    The Women To Work Program provides pre-employment training and placement case management for women actively seeking employment to increase their preparedness for a successful job search. The job search strategies offered through this program include:

     

    • Career Assessments Transferable Skills
    • Resume Writing
    • Interviewing Skills
    • Networking
    • Goal Setting
    • Access to Mentors
    • Job Placement Assistance

     

    The Women To Work Program is facilitated through group sessions in a classroom environment and/or one-on-one sessions and is open to all job seekers from the first-time employed to those changing careers. The program also offers referrals to other programs in the community that provide assistance with obtaining employment.

    The Women To Work Program offers a unique opportunity for women in our community to be in a women only setting that provides a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment that is conducive to building self-confidence while providing the job search skills and knowledge needed to successfully navigate today's job market and achieve the difficult transition to economic self-sufficiency.

    For more information or to register contact Heather Schneck,  Women To Work Program Director at (336) 275-6090 ext. 223 or by email at heather@womenscentergso.org

  • Community Education and Self-Esteem Workshops

    Women's Empowerment -Community Educational Workshops

     

     Workshops provide experiential learning offered monthly to help women make positive life changes and restore a sense of confidence in the face of life's challenges. Each workshop is facilitated by a volunteer professional and is designed to foster positive change in how a woman thinks and feels about herself; and to how she relates to family, peers, and co-workers. She also gains the ability to deal with life's challenges with more competence and assurance.

     

    High self-esteem engenders persistence in the face of difficulties, which enhances the ability to work through transition/crisis and attain goals.

     

    To find out about workshop:

     

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    For more information, please call 336-275-6090.

    “It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you came from. The ability to triumph begins with you.

    Always.”

    ~Oprah Winfrey

  • Community Resource Counseling

     

    Community Resource Counseling

     

    For those who need specific and individualized guidance, one-on-one counseling appointments with highly trained volunteer Community Resource Specialist provide encouragement, support, problem-solving, goal-setting and referral information. Community Resource Specialists meet one-on-one with women to clarify objectives and develop action plans to access community resources in order to meet specific needs without fostering dependency. Services are designed for each woman to improve and leverage her own abilities to address the root cause of her difficulties (e.g., underemployment), rather than simply continuing to deal with the "symptoms" (e.g., can't afford school clothes). Critical to the success of Community Information Services and Community Resource Counseling is the provision of real-time, up-to-date information regarding resources, programs and services positioned to help. Due diligence ensures that women who are already in distress will not be sent to access services they are not eligible for or are no longer available.

     

    For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 336-275-6090.

    “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

    ~Beverly Sills

WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER of Greensboro

628 Summit Avenue

Greensboro, NC 27405

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