Traverse City’s Women’s Resource Center Temporarily Closing its Doors

The Women’s Resource Center in Traverse City is temporarily closing its doors.

The move comes after a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the area.

The thrift shops are the top source of revenue for the WRC, but the organization feels that the choice to close will keep the staff and community safe, with 150-200 people coming through the doors on a regular day.

Donations will not be taken at this time.

The thrift shop, which provides support for those who’ve been impacted by domestic and sexual violence, says that the decision was not made lightly and they’ll still be there for support.

“The store is closed but it does not mean that we’re not going to be helping people,” said WRC executive director Juliette Schultz. “We still are going to be helping people in the community if they need assistance from us, we’ll make an appointment, we’ll make that happen. Be patient and be kind to each other and be gentle with yourselves and we’ll get through it.”

While the WRC thrift shops will be closed until at least May 12, the center’s emergency shelter will continue to answer phones 24/7.