All of the WRC services are available for children through senior citizens, and victims ages three through eighty-three have utilized these programs. All services are offered for free.
Our organization is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and human and civil rights with respect to all clients, residents who participate in our programs or receive services from our agency or reside in our shelter. This policy prohibits discrimination on any legally-protected (by state or federal law) bases; including, but not limited to, race, color, creed, gender identity, age, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. In addition to the aforementioned bases, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, political activities and certain legal activities conducted outside of work hours are protected bases in New York State.
Community outreach and education are an integral part of the program and represent the center's commitment to prevention of violence through education, information and resources. Trained volunteers play an important role in the agency by assisting the paid staff members with fundraising, clerical activities, advocacy and answering crisis calls.
The most unique quality of the center is that staff provide leadership and services for families using the center in a caring, non-judgmental manner, acknowledging the shared experiences individuals have in our society and recognizing the right of each individual to make her/his own choices about her/his life.
Peace in the World Begins with Peace in the Home has been a guiding ideal of the Women's Center for the past 35 years, and we continue to strive towards eliminating violence and promoting gender equality.