About Resilience

empowering survivors since 1977

Since 1977, Center for Women in Transition has served survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Ottawa and Allegan Counties. For more than 40 years, the Center has responded to the needs of survivors; expanded its reach, evolved its services, and created new partnerships and programs designed to interrupt the intergenerational cycle of violence.

This growth has resulted in not only an increase in survivors seeking assistance, but also a growth in the way the community is engaging in violence prevention. Now, Center for Women in Transition is evolving to become more inclusive and reflective of their continuum of services by rebranding the organization to Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence.

Call our 24-hour helpline for direct access to one of our support specialists.  (800) 848-5991

Call our 24-hour helpline for direct access to one of our support specialists. (800) 848-5991

Our Transition

Over the past year, Center for Women in Transition established a Rebranding Committee responsible for overseeing the initiative. After consulting many of the organization’s key stakeholders, the Committee selected a marketing firm and worked diligently to create a brand that better represents the diverse population Resilience serves.

Our Mission

The mission of the organization will not change. Resilience will continue to respond to, reduce, and prevent domestic and sexual violence in Ottawa and Allegan counties.

The Public Launch

Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence took place at the organization’s 27th annual Reach for the Stars Gala May 1, 2019 at The Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville.

For more information on the rebranding process please contact Christina Scarpino, Director of Development at 616-494-1756 or ChristinaS@cwitmi.org

Our Values

The right of every individual to a safe and just environment.

Community accountability and recognition to eliminate the
root causes of violence.

The inherent equality and worth of all individuals.

The strength and power of individuals to make their own
life choices.

The integrity of our organizational practices.

Responding to community need with vision, creativity and courageous leadership.

Tell My Story

2016 Report to the Community

“I spent over 15 years married to a man who turned out to be a monster.” Hear how Resilience helped Martha heal from domestic violence.

 We Are Here

2017 Report to the Community

We are here for all survivors. 2017 was a year of growth for Resilience. Learn more about the programs we’re implementing to stop abuse before it starts.

  One Voice

2018 Report to the Community

There is nothing more uniquely powerful than one’s voice and to be heard.  Find out what Resilience is doing  to amplify the voices of survivors in our community.

Become A Volunteer

Each year, Resilience welcomes hundreds of volunteers from the community. A variety of opportunities are available to support survivors or to support the agency operations.

 

You Are Not Alone In This. We Are Here.

Abuse prevention is possible. Let’s find a way to stop violence before it starts.

You Are Not Alone In This. We Are Here.

Abuse prevention is possible. Let’s find a way to stop the violence before it starts.

 

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Advocates For Ending Violence

Resilience is dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence. We offer supportive services and safe housing to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, and we provide programs to engage and educate community members to help end the cycle of abuse before it begins.  

Make A Donation

Your contribution allows us to provide confidential services to all survivors, free of charge. Thank you for your support. 

Reach Out To Us

 We are here for you, no matter the time of day. Get the support and security you need.

Advocates For Ending Violence

Resilience is dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence. We offer support, services, and safe housing to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, and we provide programs to engage and educate community members to help end the cycle of abuse before it begins.  

Make A Donation

Your contribution allows us to provide confidential services to all survivors, free of charge. Thank you for your support.

Reach Out To Us

We are here for you, no matter the time of day. Get the support and security you need.