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 Announces New Executive Director – Michelle Morgan 

At their November meeting, the Board of Directors of Women’s Resource Center unanimously named Michelle Morgan as their new Executive Director. Michelle began her career at Women’s Resource Center nearly four years ago as the Resource Development Coordinator and had been serving as Interim Director since June. “Since taking on the role as Interim Director, Michelle has gone above and beyond the board’s expectations. Her seamless transition into the role made the decision to make her the permanent Executive Director an easy one,” says, Board President, Juliet Good. Juliet adds, “The Center is fortunate to have such a strong replacement moving into 2020.”

Michelle was born and raised in Kentucky, where she attended the University of Kentucky, majoring in Dental Hygiene. Michelle recently received her Nonprofit Management Certificate from Duke University. More than twenty years ago, Michelle made her home in Hickory, NC, where she raised her daughter Sydney Shepherd.

Michelle enjoys volunteering and contributing to her community.  She has served as a board member for several area nonprofits and currently serves on the North Carolina Community Foundation Grant Allocations Committee for NC School of the Arts. In 2018, she ran for the Catawba County Board of Commissioners. She is a court appointed children’s advocate (GAL), volunteers regularly with the Open Door Homeless Outreach Program, and is Community Outreach Chair for the Rotary Club of Catawba Valley. Michelle is also a Pilates Instructor, an avid runner, folk art collector, and amateur painter. Her daughter Sydney is an actor and musician in New York City. She lives in Hickory with her husband, attorney Bill Morgan, and their feisty Terrier mix, “Augie”.

Michelle was a stay-at-home mom for many years while raising her daughter and has worn several hats working in the sales field. Her passion for helping others led her to her “dream job” at Women’s Resource Center- working to empower other women in the community.

~A Message from Michelle~

I am thrilled to serve Women’s Resource Center in my new role as Executive Director! I am so grateful for the support and encouragement I have received form the WRC staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors during this transition. I look forward to my future at Women’s Resource Center and all the exciting things that are to come for WRC.





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.

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