I first went to the women’s center many years ago to check it out. I then returned 1 1/2 years ago seeking support for many difficult life issues. I felt safe, relaxed, not judged and at peace. It has been a place to seek support without a cost. They validate me. There is no other place for me to go for this kind of support. There is not any other services that allow women to come together and share their lives and to learn coping skills while having fun. I can not afford doing these activities in the community because of the cost. There is also a safety in the fact that the Wisdom Center is chemically free and is for women only. I trusted the environment and did not need to worry about the pressures of dealing with men.