MIWRC’s founders established an organization grounded in community. For the past 25 years, MIWRC has adhered to
the philosophy that by impacting families, neighborhoods, communities, society and public policy – not merely
by serving individual women – positive and lasting change can happen. The founders of MIWRC emphasized a woman’s
relationship with her Creator, her children and partner, her extended family, tribe, community and culture. We continue to
incorporate this holistic, culturally sensitive approach to our work.
“The month of September MIWRC received a referral on a young lady who had a domestic abuse issue. This young lady had many barriers in her way. She was seven months pregnant, homeless with a five year old child, who was scheduled to start kindergarten this year and also dealing with a problematic relationship with the father of her child.
Our client was difficult to contact. She didn't even have a permanent address and was living with different relatives. We didn't give up. We finally connected with her and she came to our office to complete an intake and set up a case plan to assist her in achieving her goals. Part of her plan was to find affordable housing for her and her son before the new baby was born. This was not an easy task. After much searching, we were able to collaborate with a program that would work with the client on housing. Of course, our client had to do some of the foot work herself and prove that she was serious about being responsible and serious about maintaining the rules that were required for housing. The client was accepted in the housing program. MIWRC was able to assist the client with obtaining rental assistance, a referral to the Bridging for furniture, a crib, baby clothing, winter wear for her son, and holiday food and gifts for the family.
The client was very appreciative of MIWRC help and now has a stable, safe, affordable housing for the family.”