Traverse City’s Women’s Resource Center Temporarily Closing its Doors

The Women’s Resource Center in Traverse City is temporarily closing its doors.

The move comes after a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the area.

The thrift stores are the main source of income for the WRC, but the organization believes the decision to close will protect staff and the community as 150 to 200 people come through the doors on a normal day.

Donations will not be accepted at this time.

The thrift store, which supports those affected by domestic and sexual violence, says the decision was not taken lightly and they will continue to be there for support.

“The store is closed, but that doesn’t mean we won’t help people,” said Juliette Schultz, WRC executive director. “We will still help the people in the church if they need help from us. We’ll make an appointment and make sure that happens. Be patient and kind to one another and be gentle with yourself and we will make it through. “

While the WRC thrift stores will remain closed until at least May 12, the center’s emergency shelter will continue to make calls around the clock.

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