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.”


WRC Supporters, Group Leaders & Volunteers:

COVID-19 Update – March 18th, 2020:

We are actively working to take necessary precautions to maintain a healthy environment for our staff, volunteers and guests. We feel it is important to follow CDC and NCDHHS guidelines regarding COVID-19.  In doing so we have made the following choices:

All WRC Support and Social Groups are CANCELED until April 1st due to federal recommendations regarding social distancing during COVID-19.  We will re-evaluate the situation at this date and determine if further action is necessary.  The cancellation may be extended beyond this date.  Please check our website or call the Center before your group resumes.

We understand and value the need for support during difficult times and this has not been an easy decision for us to make.  Please consider using electronic meeting tools like Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and Join.me.  These are great ways to avoid social isolation while physical distancing remains crucial.

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 

Additionally, all WRC services will be going to “by appointment only”.  Please call the Center to speak with staff regarding your needs.  If physical materials are needed, we will arrange curb side pick up for you.

For now, one-on-one Mental Health Counseling will continue on Tuesdays for those who are already receiving services. This is subject to change as the local situation develops.  Please call to reschedule your appointment if you or someone in your home are feeling unwell, have a cough, fever, or other signs of illness.

We have paused our front desk Resource & Referral Volunteer program.  Staff will still be available by phone during regular office hours to help with any questions, concerns or needs; however, please be understanding if there are delays in answering your call, as there are only 3 of us in the office at 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.

We will continue to be here to serve those in need in any way we can.  We will work 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.

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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WRC accepts donations through “AmazonSmile”.   CLICK HERE to access WRC’s custom “Smilematic” link.  You can also click CLICK HERE to be directed to our webpage section that provides more detailed information.






Women's Resource Center empowers women through workforce development, advocacy, enrichment programs and community partnerships.