Mary Wheeler Circle Members

Welcome, Mary Wheeler Circle Member!


Welcome! Scroll below to see updated information on our volunteer opportunities, advocacy topics and trainings, and grant awards. Thank you for choosing to be a part of this incredible group of women and for making a significant impact on the women and children we serve.

Current Advocacy & Learning Events


Coffee, Conversation & Case Management –

  • 2nd Tuesday of each month (Zoom)


CWC Pillar Trainings

Wheeler 101

It is highly recommended that you attend this orientation course that will introduce you to the topics of poverty, homelessness, addiction, and why Wheeler is needed in our community. Sign up here:


Coming Soon: MWC Advocacy Education Track

(Stay tuned for a learning track that, when complete, will qualify you for a MWC Advocate Certificate that shows you have taken the steps to truly learn and understand the heartbeat and culture of the Center for Women & Children. This certificate will also qualify you for an expedited High Impact Volunteer process.)

Service & Volunteering


Join other MWC’s on the first Thursday of each month to serve dinner!


There are many ways to get involved at the CWC. See below for a list of possibilities!

(If you have an idea of your own, reach out to Becca to share!)

*Remote volunteer option

**Remote or in person option


  • Front Desk Volunteer
  • Day Room Relational Volunteer
  • Mentor
  • Writing encouragement notes*
  • Prayer Team*
  • MWC Events Team**
  • Compass Kids**
  • Teaching Kitchen Opportunity
  • Restored Creations Volunteer
  • MWC Admin Volunteer**
  • Birthday Team
  • Welcome Home Team

Grant Process & Giving


Total Giving to Date: $451,924.30


The Mary Wheeler Circle grant cycle is from October 1st – September 30th of each year.

(Be sure your annual pledge is in by 9/30 for your vote to count!)


MWC grant proposal applications will become available in April, with applications due by August 1.  Proposals (*including Wheeler project proposal forms) can be submitted by any Center for Women & Children staff member with final review going through CWC Leadership and eventually, the Executive Team.


In the spirit of Mary Wheeler who sought to help women both in immediacy and for the betterment of their future, the annual funds will also be used for immediate needs and to spark forward thinking. Up to 70% of the total funds are to be used to award grants that will work toward creating a better experience for the women and children receiving services at the Center for Women & Children or improves staff ability to provide the most effective services in assisting women and children on their journey to becoming productive citizens who enjoy lasting success in Christ.  The remaining funds are to be placed in an MWC Sustainability Fund* to be available for needs throughout the year.



Current Sustainability Funds Remaining

  • $78,885.03


Sustainability Funds Granted:

  • $3,900 for water fountains (11/9/21)
  • $367.50 for 6th floor bathroom flooring (6/23/22)
  • $6,890 for Mission Tracker Updates (10/20/22)
  • $559.03 for CWC Pickleball Club (11/1/22)
  • $3,400 for Genesis Process Counselor Certification Training (4/12/23)
  • $595 for CWC Bible Study Materials for Staff (4/12/23)
  • $1,100 for Completing Restored Creations Renovation Project (5.9.23)
  • $4,557.49 for Moving Expenses for Supportive Care Home (10/11/23)
  • $5,000 for Class Completion Grant (1/8/2024)
  • $1,000 for Dressed for Summer Fun (6/17/24)

Advisory Council

Your 2022/2023 Advisory Council Members: Sharyl Alred, Robyn Brown, Monica Brunn, Rebekah Callahan, Valerie Cowan, Jacqueline D’Souza, Kathy Fountain, Jennifer Hamilton, Janice Malone, Mary Philips, and Brenda Scott-Petty


Interested in becoming an advisory member? Advisory members are Gold level members who commit to a two-year rotation. Reach out to Becca to find out when the next cycle begins!

MWC Grants


2022 Awarded Grants

  • First Aid/CPR Training
  • Bus Tickets
  • Front Desk Enhancements
  • Case Management Technology Pilot
  • 10th Floor Kitchen additional funds
  • Compass Staff Training
  • Interpretation Grant
  • Tower Televisions
  • LTP Stem materials
  • Fall into Fun
  • A Home Away from Work
  • Staff Tuition Reimbursement
  • Guest Field Trip Fund
  • Higher Ground Materials
  • Compass Kids Field Trips
  • Staff Appreciation Grant
  • Tower Artwork
  • 9th & 10th Floor Flooring
  • ESS Staff Training
  • Higher Ground Certifications
  • Dining Room Tables & Chairs


2021 Awarded Grants

  • Floor 10 Apartment Updates (in process)
  • Tower Dorm Makeover (in process)
  • CWC Kitchen Updates (in process)


Completed Past Grants

  • Restored Creations Showroom
  • Storage for Multipurpose Room
  • Therapy Room Makeover
  • Revive Family Minibus
  • 8th Floor Flooring
  • 5th Floor Lounge Makeover
  • Front Office Chairs
  • Teaching Kitchen Makeover
  • Main Lobby Area Reformation
  • Custom Artwork
  • CWC Volunteer Hub
  • Higher Ground Education Materials