Women's Resource & Empowerment Centre
Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is violently assaulted or beaten. At the Women's Resource and Empowerment Center (WREC), our mission is to educate, prevent and eradicate the plague of domestic violence against women and children specifically in the state of Mississippi, Counties of Harrison, Hancock, Jackson and Stone. W.R.E.C. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) subsidiary of Faith Tabernacle of Praise Ministry that was formed in response to the lack of adequate shelters for women and children in these counties, as well as, to fight hunger, homelessness and neglect of children. To provide the Highest Quality service to homeless women and their children. To advocate for abused woman and children and to raise awareness of the plight and plague of domestic violence against the most vulnerabe in our society: women and children. Our Anti-Domestic Violence Campaign's mission is prevention through education.
As a result of the lack of adequate temporary safe havens for homeless women and children and temporary transitional housing for zero to low income families along the Gulf Coast, Faith Tabernacle of Praise Ministries oftentimes found themselves helping many women and children, as well as, low income families by providing them: free temporary housing, emergency safe haven, counseling, food, clothing, rental assistance, and utility assistance. They have been helping homeless women and children, abused women and abused children for over 25 years. From this church ministry, the Women's Resource and Empowerment Center (W.R.E.C.) was born and founded in 2009 by Bishop James L. Black.