Funding and Volunteers

The Diane Peppler Resource Center relies on the support of many people, both volunteers, and those who provide funding and donations. The program relies on the support, and is always looking for new volunteers or donations.

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The Diane Peppler Resource Center is now able to take donations through PayPal, a secure way to donate online. No account is required – to donate, click here.

Or you can send your donation to:

Diane Peppler Resource Center
P.O. Box 698
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Diane Peppler Resource Center Funders

The Diane Peppler Resource Center could not do its work without the support of individual funders, community donations, state, federal, and local grants, the United Way, memberships, and special project fundraising. There are too many individual funders to mention by name; however, the DPRC would like to thank all those indivuduals and agencies who helped us during the past year. Your donations were well used, and greatly appreciated.


  • Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board
  • Michigan Department of Community Health
  • Michigan State Housing Development Authority
  • Victims of Crime Act
  • United Way
  • Michigan Department of Human Services
  • Local Funds, including community businesses and individuals

Volunteering at the Diane Peppler Resource Center

Shelter volunteeres perform many duties for the DPRC including crisis phone coverage (the primary volunteer responsibility), sheter coverage, holiday coverage, fundraising activities, and any other duties that may arise. Anyone interested in helping is asked to contact the DPRC at 1-906-635-0566, or through e-mail at
About being a crisis line volunteer

One of the vital services the Diane Peppler Resource Center provides is the 365 day a year, 24 hour a day phone line, so that victims may call at any time and receive assistance. The Diane Peppler Resource Center relies on volunteers to help with the 24 hour crisis line. Crisis phone volunteers agree to have the crisis phone transfered to their homes where they provide coverage from 11 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. so volunteers are able to be at their home dring their shift. All volunteers are provided with training so they are able to answer questions and be prepared for situations which may arise.

The Diane Peppler Resource Center Board of Directors

The Diane Peppler Resource Center is governed by a Board of Directors made up of individuals from our three county service area, with a variety of skills and backgrounds. The Board meets on a monthy basis; however, individual committees meet as well, and the Board is also involved in fundraising, governance and administrative activities. The DPRC may have up to 15 board members.