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How to stay safe at home 

How to stay safe at home  The WRC Family Violence Shelter is open. We are here for you 24/7 when you need us. But we also understand that sometimes it’s safer to stay at home. Or that it may not be safe at home right now, but it’s scarier to leave.   Your reasons for it…
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WRC Receives Grant from Mary Kay Foundation

The Mary Kay Foundation Honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month by Issuing $3 Million in Grants to 150 Domestic Violence Shelters Across the Country In support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Mary Kay FoundationSM announced awards of $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters across the country. The Women’s Resource Center has received…
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Lori Walke to Keynote WRC Gala

Lori Walke to Keynote WRC Gala Rev. Lori Allen Walke, a native of Moore, Oklahoma, preaches and teaches progressive Christianity at Mayflower Congregational UCC in northwest Oklahoma City. Lori was a scholarship athlete for Oklahoma State University, where she received her undergraduate degree in Political Science (2005) and graduate degree in Health Care Administration (2006),…
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Community Partners Work Together to Raise Awareness about Domestic Violence

Community Partners Work Together to Raise Awareness about Domestic Violence October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the Cleveland County Coordinated Community Response team (CCRT) will be working with the Women’s Resource Center to actively engage the community at local events, raising awareness about the perils of domestic violence on individuals, families and…
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Sarah’s Story

Sarah, a young, single woman, found herself among friends one evening. They were hanging out at a private home, doing the things that young adults do. Laughing, sharing stories, enjoying a glass of wine, and each other. One by one, friends left. And as Sarah sat on her phone texting with a friend, she was…
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Ways to Help Prevent Dating Violence

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Dating Violence ___________________________ Dating abuse is defined as physical, emotional, verbal, sexual violence, or stalking in a dating relationship. Dating abuse can occur in person or electronically and can occur between current or former dating partners. A violent relationship may have one type of violence…
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Women’s Resource Center Gala Scheduled

Women’s Resource Center Gala Scheduled for Dec. 9 The Women’s Resource Center Gala, the Norman-based organization’s annual event to raise awareness about the effects of domestic and sexual violence on individuals, families and the community, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave. Keynote speaker is…
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Women’s Resource Center to Generate Awareness on Perils of Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the Women’s Resource Center will be actively engaging the community at local events, raising awareness about the perils of domestic violence on individuals, families and the community. According the State of Oklahoma Fatality Review Board, 96-percent of domestic violence homicide victims never spoke to a trained…
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Women’s Resource Center welcomes new Board Leadership

The Women’s Resource Center is beginning a new fiscal year under new board leadership. Dr. Lisa Frey, Associate Professor for the Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Oklahoma, will take the helm as the board President. Mari Newcomer, Nurse Manager for the Women’s and Children’s Unit at Norman Regional Hospital, will serve as Vice…
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The Four Forms of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence isn’t a black-and-white term. There are different types of domestic violence, each presented in a different way and each carrying their own effect on the victim. Knowing the difference can not only help you to realize them, but to understand the true gravity of what millions of women have endured, and continue to…
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