Adopt a Family

The holiday season is fast approaching. Our popular Adopt-a-Family (ADF) program pairs generous donors with clients and their families. Please consider adopting one (or more) of our clients this season. Doing so sends a message of love and compassion to local survivors of abuse.

  • Who can participate? Anyone! We welcome partnerships from individuals, companies, small groups, and families.
  • Who does it benefit? Current clients at the Center for Women in Transition and, if applicable, their children.
  • How does it work? When you decide to participate, we match you with a client based on parameters you set. You will receive a “wish list” of items the client is hoping to receive. Please remember, all items must be new and unwrapped.
  • What’s on the wish list? Our clients often request household items, personal care products, and games/toys for their children.
  • Do I have to buy everything on the list? No, you’re welcome to choose the items most meaningful to you.
  • When do we need the gifts? Please drop off your donations to the Center (411 Butternut Drive) anytime Monday, December 4 – Friday, December 15. Our office is open 9am-5pm.

Are you ready to adopt a family? Please complete our 2017 Holiday Adopt-a-Family form.

If you don’t have the time to shop for specific items but would still like to contribute, please complete the 2017 Holiday General Donations form.

All forms should be returned no later than Monday, November 13, with matches announced by Friday, November 17. If possible, please indicate when you anticipate dropping off your donations on the bottom of the form. This will allow us to make arrangements with the family for pickup or delivery.

Questions? Contact Sherry Martens at  616-494-1747 or .

Forward Together Campaign

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, our campaign committee and the dedicated leadership of Mike and Colleen Hill, Center for Women in Transition has reached its campaign goal early! After announcing the Forward Together Campaign on April 20, 2017, the Center has raised $2,617,500 in pledges and gifts. These contributions cover comprehensive needs for the agency – future capital improvements, endowment and programming.

“Our goal was to raise $2.25 million with this multi-faceted campaign. In order for CWIT to be financially viable and remain on the cutting edge of domestic and sexual assault programming, we need to see our endowments eventually grow to $4 million. We recognize that will take some time,” says Beth Larsen, Executive Director. While the Center has exceeded this milestone goal of $2.25 million, we will continue to encourage gifts to the endowment in our future fundraising efforts.