Welcome to Women’s Resource Center

“Women’s Resource Center is a welcome center & a safety net for women in Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, & Alexander counties. We provide resource referrals, goal planning, and mental-emotional health support through phone calls, appointments, support groups, and wellness gatherings.”


Women’s Resource Center is happy to announce that we have partnered with Discovery Church to assist clients who are homebound due to Coronavirus restrictions and/or those who do not have transportation to access curbside pickup for our emergency products pantry.

Clients will be paired with a church volunteer who will shop for and deliver the individuals groceries and provide them with items from WRC’s Pantry with a Purpose. Please note that clients are still responsible for the cost of their own groceries, but the service is free!  WRC’s Pantry with a Purpose products are always provided free of charge.

We are so grateful to Discovery Church and their willingness to help out Women’s Resource Center and our clients during these uncertain times.

If you or anyone you know is in need of this service, please contact Women’s Resource Center at 828-322-6333 or send an email to director@wrchickory.org.

We are all in this together and WRC is here to help!


WRC Supporters, Group Leaders & Volunteers:

~Important COVID-19 Update from our Executive Director~

Regarding our Support Groups, Book Clubs, and ALL Group Meetings:
After much consideration, we are proceeding with caution and putting forth guidelines that we feel are best for our Center.

We have decided that groups can resume meeting on Monday, June 1st with the following requirements:

***We will assemble a “kit” with a checklist in a central location that reflects the above requirements and that will also contain a non-touch forehead thermometer***

As all of you are aware, the layout of the Center is prohibitive to social distancing, which is why we do not feel comfortable allowing more than 6-7 group members inside the building at a time (for now) This will certainly change as restrictions are lifted further.

***Although*** you are welcome to use the area outside surrounding the house and the park when weather permits. This will allow for more group members to participate providing you can maintain social distancing.

Regarding Volunteers and Clients:
We are inviting front desk volunteers who are comfortable resuming their positions to return on June 1 as well.  We have precautions in place to help keep the front desk sanitized between shifts. We will still be encouraging  intakes to be conducted over the phone, but beginning June 1st if someone needs or prefers in-person services We will begin meeting with them in the downstairs board room and will be available to walk-ins (after a basic health-check questionnaire is conducted).

Every Woman’s Wellness Cooperative also plans to resume programming beginning June 1st. Gatherings will be limited to 6 participants inside and we will be encouraging use of the park instead of the meeting room if possible.

Please know that WRC’s main priority is to keep our staff, volunteers, clients, and group participants all safe and healthy. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!

The following is a list of online resources to also use during this time:
1. www.aa-intergroup.org
2. na.org -> ‘Find a Meeting’
3. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
4. Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741 

Women’s Resource Center will continue striving to be a safe place to talk through your concerns and get you connected with local agencies who may be able to offer additional support during this time.

Lastly, we ask that you please keep in your thoughts those who are experiencing homelessness, those who live paycheck to paycheck, those without access to healthcare, and those who are not able to build a safety net of food and supplies. 

Thank you for your understanding and support as we all figure this out together.

Michelle, Kelley, and Belinda



Life transitions can happen suddenly. When these changes occur, the impact can result in not knowing where to turn for help.

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) offers assistance to women in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties. Women turn to us for many reasons.

Women’s Resource Center assists countless women and families in this region, offering help to those in need; affirmation to those in transition; encouragement to those seeking growth; hope to those who are searching; and empowerment to all who desire whole, healthy and vibrant lives.

Women’s Resource Center is located in the in the Hickory Arboretum Park in downtown Hickory.

ph (828) 322-6333
fax (828) 322-1314

Open Monday-Thursday, 9:00-4:00.
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Women’s Resource Center advocates for the personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of women and families regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic status, or orientation.


We envision a world where ALL women have equal opportunities to thrive.