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The Diane Peppler Resource Center is a non-profit organization founded in June 1979. The Diane Peppler Shelter, serving Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties was established to offer a safe place to stay while deciding what’s next, transportation assistance, food, clothing, and access to advocates.  

In addition to shelter, we offer a 24-hour crisis hotline, crisis support and counseling, emergency medical accompaniment, long term counseling referrals, legal advocacy and financial referrals.  There are outreach advocates located in Luce and Mackinac Counties to assist with helping you understand what options are available. 

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Summer 2020 Quarterly Newsletter

From the Director

Hello from the office of the ED, whether it’s in my home office or in my agency office. I didn’t think I would see the day that I could perform my work remotely from the comfort of my home. If there is one thing that COVID-19 taught us, it’s that being flexible is the only way to truly get our mission accomplished without sacrificing our safety.

I have to applaud our staff. They have been wonderful through all of the changes, executive orders, policy revisions, and sanitize, sanitize, sanitize! I have worked with many people through the years. These women are by far, the best I have seen. They have adjusted to change so seamlessly and ensured the clients still received the best possible care at their hands. Every day, I am grateful for them and all they have been willing to do in order to keep us all safe.

September brings the end of summer so I hope everyone had an opportunity to get out an enjoy some of the beautiful weather. As the fall usually does, we will be once again turning our focus towards helping our youth as they prepare for education that may or may not be face-to-face, with their friends, completely online, or maybe a possibility we haven’t thought of. Students are so important for us because there is a greater risk of them being targeted for online harassment and stalking, bullying, and worst case scenario, being assaulted in their homes without anyone they can talk to. We are hoping to change that by offering our online services to the schools as well as Zoom meetings and presentations that they can be a part of.

We, here at DPRC, have been increasing our ability to provide many of our services online. Keeping confidentiality at the forefront of our services, we have been working with other agencies around the state and our grant funders to get the best possible solution for how we will be able to do that. Things are still cooking right now so stay tuned to our website, www.dprcenter.org, our Facebook page DPRC Shelter, our Twitter page @DPRC_Shelter or our Instagram page dprc_shelter for more information.

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  1. #givingtuesday
  2. Fight, Flight, or Freeze
  3. Spring 2019 Quarterly Newsletter
  4. Dolly and Me
  5. Winter 2019 Quarterly Newsletter
  6. Fall 2018
  7. July 2018
  8. June 2018
  9. May 2018
  10. April 2018
  11. March 2018
  12. February 2018
  13. January 2018
  14. December 2017
  15. Human Trafficking Awareness month
  16. White Out Hockey Game
  17. Seasons Greetings
  18. Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  19. Modern Day Slavery in Michigan Explored
  20. Project Homeless Connect coming to Newberry
  21. DPRC Blast to the Past Run
  22. Dial Help Press Release
  23. Violence Against Women Act in Jeopardy
  24. Become a Volunteer Board Member