Are you interested in attending a program at the WRC? We have a wide selection of programming available for October – December.

To contact or learn the location of a Center where a program is taking place, please click here.


Career Center (Sarasota)

Established clients are invited to work in our self-help career center to conduct online job searches, work on job application submissions and update resumes. Please call for availability as the Center is reserved for individual classes.

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
No Fee

Computer Tutoring (Manatee, Sarasota & Venice)

Need to hone your computer skills? Learn your way around an Excel spreadsheet, how to create a new Word Document, and how to upload attachments.
1:1 Sessions

By appointment only
Fee: $10

Employment Coaching (Manatee)

Offering individual assistance in preparing for a successful job search. Includes resume preparation, interviewing skills and networking techniques. By appointment only.

Manatee appts available Wednesdays & Fridays
Bilingual appts available Monday afternoons

Employment “CPR” Workshop – Career Pathway Resources (Sarasota)

Employment CPR is a one-day workshop that encompasses most of our Employability topics. Workshops are held monthly at the Sarasota Center. The material is presented in a classroom setting and geared to help clients gain pertinent skills and information necessary to jump-start their job search in today’s job market. Several wrap-around services are offered at no cost to clients who qualify and complete the workshop.

Oct 11, Nov 8, & Dec 13, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
No Fee

Friday Job-Seeker Follow-Up (Sarasota)

Join us for ongoing job-seeker support, coursework and networking in multi-media format; Topics vary each week.

Fridays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
No Fee


Astrology – Journey to Your Well-Being (Venice)

Certified astrological consultant, Dianne Eppler Adams, shows you how to use astrology on your journey to physical and emotional well-being. Provide your birth date, place and exact time of birth when you register to receive a copy of your personal chart.

Pre-registration is required, call (941) 256-WRC1 (9721)
Venice: Wednesday, November 8, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Fee: $10

Challenge Program (Manatee & Sarasota)

All women deserve an opportunity to explore who they are and what their motivations are for the decisions they make. Our revamped Challenge program meets weekly and invites you to customize your journey to become your best self.

UNIT 1-3 (NOW COMPLETE) answered the questions:
1. Who am I?
2. What is causing me stress?
3. How can I change?

Participation in Units 1-3 is not a pre-requisite to joining other Units.

Unit 4 addresses Dealing with Things I Cannot Change
Lesson 1: How Do I Cope With Serious Health Issues?
Lesson 2: How Do I Handle Uncertainty?
Lesson 3: How Do I Manage Conflict?
Lesson 4: How Do I Survive During A Life Transition?
Lesson 5: How Do I Keep The Faith?
Lesson 6: ‘Pot Luck’ Lesson – To Be Determined by Participants

Manatee: Wednesdays, October 4 – November 8, 5:15 – 6:45 pm
Sarasota: Tuesdays, October 3 – November 7, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Fee: $2 per session

Unit 5 explores the question, How Can I be Content?
Lesson 1: The Importance of Exercise, Rest, and Leisure
Lesson 2: How Do I Cope With Loss?
Lesson 3: How Can I Become More Accepting?
Lesson 4: What Can I Do To Find More Time?
Lesson 5: How Do I Learn To Love Me?
Lesson 6: ‘Pot Luck’ Lesson – To Be Determined by Participants

Manatee: Wednesdays, January 10 – February 14, 5:15 – 6:45 pm
Sarasota: Tuesdays, January 9 – February 13, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Fee: $2 per session

Guided Meditation (Manatee)

Join us for an opportunity to experience relaxation, focus, mindfulness and quieting your thoughts through the art of meditation. Come, take a journey to serenity with facilitator Mary Onna Bode and let your spirit soar.

Thursdays, Oct 26, Nov 30 (no Dec), 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Fee: $2

Lunch Bunch (Sarasota)

Have you recently moved here, changed jobs, or just want to make new friends? Join us to foster camaraderie and support, and help you through transition. A different restaurant is chosen weekly. If you are interested in starting a Lunch Bunch in Manatee or Venice, please e-mail Program Director, Chris Braun at

Thursdays, 11:30 am-1 pm (meet at SRQ)
Fee: A donation to the WRC is appreciated.

Yoga (Manatee & Sarasota)

Open to all! Please bring a mat and other yoga instruments.

Power Yoga: Tuesdays, 8:15 – 9:30 am
Gentle Yoga: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Intermediate Yoga: Saturdays, 9:00 am
Fee: $5

All Levels: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday; 9:00 am
Fee: $5

Y12SR – Yoga 12 Step Recovery

A 12-step based discussion and yoga practice that is open to anyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is an open and inclusive group. All A’s are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing.

Saturdays, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: A donation to the WRC is appreciated.


Ask An Attorney (Manatee, Sarasota & Venice)

Individual 30-minute legal consultation on family law topics such as divorce, child support, child custody, and much more. At the Manatee Center, we also offer a Spanish-speaking attorney to assist with immigration matters.

By appointment only
Fee: $10

Advance Social Security Planning (Manatee & Sarasota)

Are you ready to take control of your retirement? We have the workshop for you!

Director of Operations, Hal Hammond of the non-for-profit Foundation for Financial Education (F3E), hosts a workshop on how social security benefits are calculated, how to delay retirement credit, and much, much more.

Manatee: Tuesday, Oct 24, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Sarasota: Monday, Oct 23, 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Fee: $2

Estate Planning (Manatee & Sarasota)

Director of Operations, Hal Hammond for the non-for-profit Foundation for Financial Education (F3E) will help define the terms and simplify the process of organizing your estate plan with an easy to follow outline.

Manatee: Tuesday, Nov 7, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Sarasota: Monday, Nov 6, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: $2

Mental Health Counseling (Manatee, Sarasota, & Venice)

WRC offers individual, couples and family counseling with fully qualified mental health professionals. Counselors have the discretion of referring clients to more appropriate treatment programs when it is deemed to be more beneficial for the client.

By appointment only
Fee: Affordable sliding scale fee structure

Peer Resource Advising (PRA) (Sarasota & Venice)

Do you need someone to listen without judging, who has the tools to guide you to needed support? We have experienced Peer Resource Advisors who help you prioritize your thoughts. They can also refer you to the right community agencies, and/or recommend programs offered by the WRC that provide resources and information.

Appointments not necessary, but recommended
No Fee

Understanding Medicare (Sarasota)

Insurance expert, Julie Rodriguez, will provide guidance on the process of applying for Medicare. This is strictly an informational session, and not a sales pitch.

To pre-register, please call (941) 366-1700
Thursday, October 26, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Fee: $2

You Are Worthy-Learning to Raise Your Own Bar (Venice)

Chris Florand and Denise Whalin teach you to develop the skills for improved self-confidence, assertiveness, boundary setting and negotiation skills for handling life’s challenges.

Thursdays, Oct 12, Oct 26, & Nov 9, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Fee: $2