The Women’s Resource Center Receives Grant The Women’s Resource Center is excited to announce a grant award of $7,300 from Women in Philanthropy (WIP) Initiative Fund of the Scranton Area Foundation. The monies received will be utilized toward providing housing and financial stability to our program participants. The only way for survivors to remain independent and free of an abusive relationship is by obtaining housing and accessing resources to support themselves and their children. The Economic Advocacy Project at WRC seeks to increase the economic well-being of survivors by addressing the housing and economic needs that are directly linked to their ability to escape the violence and/or stay out of an abusive relationship. Women in Philanthropy is well aware of the lack of safe and affordable housing options for families in our community. WRC will rely on this WIP grant to address the needs of survivors in our community related to accessing safe and affordable housing and other critical resources. WRC is always in need of financial support for housing application fees, identification, and subsiding rent, utility or security payments. Often our participants need furnishings, bedding, linens or other kitchenware and small appliances. They may need to complete their GED to obtain employment or assistance with transportation costs such as small car repair, gas cards, or bus passes. The ability to be flexible is crucial to the success of this endeavor. All of these small one-time investments provide survivors the opportunity and ability to live a life free from violence.