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The MoonGate Group is pleased to announce a New Partnership with The Women’s Resource Centre for our MoonGate Clients.

Feb 25, 2022

The MoonGate Group is pleased to announce a New Partnership with The Women’s Resource Centre for our MoonGate Clients.

The Mission of WRC is to be the leading resource and voice for women in Bermuda and for Bermuda to be a community free of inequality and sexism, where women are emotionally and physically healthy, safe, confident and able to realise their potential.

The Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) was founded in 1987 as the Rape Crisis Centre, a crisis intervention service for survivors of sexual assault.  Through its 20 plus year history, the WRC has evolved greatly in its mandate and services to meet the increasing community need to protect and assist women who are victims of sexual assault and provide support for other issues that women may be trying to resolve. WRC has taken a proactive approach by designing programs and activities that promote the empowerment of women.

In 1992, the organization officially changed its name to the Women’s Resource Centre.  During that same year, the WRC expanded to offer a counseling programme to victims of sexual assault, a 24-hour crisis hotline, and a community education programme.

In 1998, the Family Reunification Programme was established to provide assistance to parents of children in foster care.  This programme has since been replaced with parenting programmes and individual counseling.

In 2012, WRC handed over its domestic violence support to the Centre Against Abuse (CAA).

In April 2015, after careful consideration of the community needs and the Centre’s evolving goals, the Sexual Assault Hotline and Response Service was also transferred to the CAA.

The Women’s Resource Centre advocates for the personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of women through a range of programmes and services offered under the following 3 pillars of community support:

  • Education, Training & Awareness: The Women’s Resource Centre is often the first place a woman contacts for information. We help women traverse the often confusing network of social support Resources available on island.
  • Counseling and Support Services: We provide direct counseling support services to individuals to help them successfully navigate life’s challenges, achieve their goals and realize their full potential. We offer Group counseling (including Life After Incarceration and Support for LGBTQ women). Support includes Counseling with translation to Spanish and Portuguese. We recently secured insurance reimbursement for counseling services. The WRC provides facilitates Warning Letters for non-intimate partner relationships.
  • Advocacy: We will provide panel discussions and awareness events, that promote gender equality by advocating and lobbying for social change that eradicates inequalities pertaining to women. WRC advocates for policies that:
    – Eradicate any injustices against women
    – Support the advancement of women in the workplace and broader community
    – Ensure that women are healthy and free from inequality

The Women’s Resource Centre is located in Sofia House, 2nd Floor, 48 Church Street, Hamilton HM 12.

Contact The MoonGate Group today to find out more on The Women’s Resource Centre benefits offered through HealthGap!

Email or call The MoonGate Group at 542-2200 for more information.