5K Fun Run & Walk 2024

WISE will host its fifth annual 5K Fun Run & Walk on September 7, 2024. Join us at Northend Riverside Park on September 7th for an in-person fun run or walk to support WISE. You may participate in person or virtually. The virtual race will give you the flexibility to run or walk when and…

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WISE Annual Golf Outing 2024

WISE will host its annual golf outing on June 26, 2024 at Clear Lake Golf Club in Big Rapids. Due to the support for this event, we have outgrown our previous location. We would like to thank Spring Valley Golf Course for their years of support to our cause. The golf outing is an annual fundraiser…

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Winter 2023 Newsletter

As you may know, WISE has been working on plans for a new shelter. The shelter we are using now is over 100 years old and has outlived its useful life. We looked into renovating the current shelter in 2016 and it was estimated that it would cost $660,000. Even if we were to renovate,…

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Spring 2023 Newsletter

WISE is currently working on building a new temporary emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and sex trafficking. The WISE shelter is over 100 years old and has infrastructure issues that can’t be fixed, so WISE and its Board of Directors have decided that the best solution is to rebuild. We…

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Giving Tuesday 2023

Giving Tuesday is a powerful national day of giving, raising funds, and generating awareness after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. WISE raised over $26,000 for Giving Tuesday 2022. After last year’s successful event, WISE is participating in Giving Tuesday again in 2023. Thank you to all those that supported us in 2022. We are currently seeking pledges to…

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5K Fun Run & Walk 2023 Pictures and Run Times

WISE held our fourth annual 5K Fun Run & Walk on June 3, 2023. We had a great turnout this year, our best turnout yet. We had 79 participants, with 23 runners, and raised over $3,000! Click here to see the run times of all the runners at our event! Maria Camargo was gracious enough to take…

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5K Fun Run & Walk 2023

WISE will host its fourth annual 5K Fun Run & Walk on June 3, 2023. Join us at Northend Riverside Park on June 3rd for an in-person fun run or walk to support WISE. You may participate in person or virtually. The virtual race will give you the flexibility to run or walk when and…

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WISE Annual Golf Outing 2023

WISE will host its annual golf outing on July 12, 2023 at Spring Valley Golf Course in Hersey. The golf outing is an annual fundraiser benefiting WISE Against Violence. WISE is a non-profit agency that provides advocacy and support services for victims of intimate partner domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human sex trafficking. WISE provides services…

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Why WISE Participates in Giving Tuesday

In the past 12 months, WISE staff provided 4,942 advocacy and support services for 440 clients. The shelter in Big Rapids housed 87 individuals and provided 5,451 safe nights of sleep to shelter residents; served 16,353 meals and used over 6,000 diapers for children taking refuge at the shelter. The intensive services provide more than…

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2022 Annual Golf Outing Photos

The WISE Annual Golf Outing was held on July 13, 2022 at Spring Valley Golf Course. WISE raised over $11,000 to help support our programs. Thank you to everyone that supported WISE by golfing, sponsoring and donating to the WISE 2022 Annual Golf Outing. We truly appreciate your support and we were glad to see…

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