Announcements & Updates

Family Fun Night to benefit EWP

Family Financial Credit Union (FFCU) has selected EWP as their Annual Charity! We are grateful and excited to be selected and to benefit from funds raised through the upcoming Family Fun Night at Norton Pines Athletic Club on Febuary 14, 2020, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Bring your entire family out to enjoy swimming, a rock climbing wall, bounce houses, an open gym and snack bar. Get more details on the facility and its amenities by calling Norton Pines Athletic Club at (231) 865-6911. You can find out more information on the event and the event organizer, FFCU, at 231.332.5133.

Admission is $20/Family (2 adults+3 kids max) , or $15/Couple (1 adult+1 child), or $12 for Individual entry. Parents must be present the entire time; no drop-offs will be allowed.


Past Updates

Cheers and Chocolate is April 18

Online sales for Cheers and Chocolate 2020 tickets will open February 6 at 8:00 am on Eventbrite. Visit bit.ly/cheers-2020 to purchase yours!

You can also buy a ticket in person at the EWP office Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm beginning Monday February 10.

Your Cheers and Chocolate admission includes tastings of wine, beer, & spirits paired with delectable hors d’oeuvres, as well as desserts and chocolates. Guests leave the evening with a commemorative wine glass and can purchase boxed chocolates featuring the flavors of the evening.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older and provide picture ID at the event.

Cheers Sponsorships available!

We count on your support to do the work that changes the lives of those in our community affected by abuse, assault, and violence.

Sponsor Packet and downloadable PDF response form

Please commit today to be a sponsor for Cheers and Chocolate 2020 and save the date—April 18, 2020.

Contact Elisa Hopper, Director of Development, at (231) 759-7909 X 267 or e-mail at helpheal@everywomansplace.org for additional details.

Domestic violence can impact survivors’ work, finances

Anya van Wagtendonk of MLive spoke with Executive Director Kim Dimmett to explore the national and local statistics that point out the economic obstacles for survivors of domestic violence, and the strategies the agency is undertaking to meet the needs of survivors from the moment of immediate crisis and beyond, as they move forward to self-sufficiency.

Read the full article here.

Human Trafficking: A Community Response

Every Woman’s Place (EWP) will serve on a panel discussion that will shine a light on the threat that human trafficking poses to West Michigan. This free community forum will feature lived experience presenter Ruth Rondon and human trafficking healthcare trainer Brenda Nordstrom, DNP, RN_BC, along with a panel of experts who are responding every day to the trauma experienced by victims and survivors of labor and sex trafficking and to the repercussions of this crime in our community.

January 30, 2020 | Folkert Community Hub |Doors open 5:15 pm

Free tickets for this community forum available on eventbrite.com

Share the flyer here.

EWP’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and Domestic Assault Response Team (DART) will respond on-site domestic violence, sexual assault, and human sex trafficking incidents, providing trauma-informed advocacy and support. Crisis responders can call the EWP crisis line at (231) 722-3333 to receive SART and DART services–we respond 24/7 to secured locations.

For more information on the SART initiative in Muskegon County, contact Sarah de la Rosa, EWP SART Coordinator, at sarahr@everywomansplace.org.

2019 Impact Report for EWP

View the 2019 Impact Report and Fund Report here.

‘We need to start talking about it’: Domestic violence is hurting Muskegon. But help is here—and it’s growing.

Muskegon Times’ Interview on December 9, 2019 with Kim Dimmett, Executive Director of Every Woman’s Place. Read the full article here.

EWP Welcomes New Director

Following a national search, Every Woman’s Place, Inc. is pleased to announce that a new Executive Director will assume that leadership role on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Kimberly Dimmett has worked in several capacities at the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County in Texas. Previous employment experiences in the non-profit and government sectors have given her preparation needed to lead Every Woman’s Place.

Every Woman’s Place, founded in 1975 and currently located at 1221 W. Laketon Avenue in Muskegon, Michgan, provides services to strengthen individuals’ lives by providing shelter, counseling and advocacy for those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking. In her new role, Ms. Dimmett will represent the agency in the community as well as provide leadership to a staff of thirty to ensure the agency’s success.

Read Kim’s Bio

Since Lori Rasmussen, the agency’s previous Executive Director, left EWP to pursue other employment opportunities, the agency has been ably led by Interim Executive Director, Penny Englerth, who served as Executive Director for many years at the Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons/Michigan State Medical Society, in East Lansing, Michigan.