Resource handbook now on-line

The Women’s Resource Centre will be publishing its long awaited Community Resource Handbook this summer.

After two years of compilation by staff and volunteers, along with set-backs due to Hurricane Ivan, the WRC will be distributing printed copies of the 150-page book to professionals committed to social improvement.

The handbook includes more than 100 organizations. It will also be available online to the public, and is expected to be updated bi-annually.

The goal of the Cayman Islands Community Resource Handbook project has been to assemble a comprehensive listing of the various services and programmes available in the community in order for agencies and individuals working on the front line for social improvement to best serve their clients, customers and the general public, said a press release from the WRC.

Persons working in the helping professions – counsellors, social workers, community workers, police officers, health care workers, clergy – within public and private sector organizations and the general public are the audiences specifically being targeted to utilize the Cayman Islands Community Resource Handbook.

‘With the WRC’s motto being Empowerment Through Information and Education, this resource handbook project is another way to fulfil this goal through the mass distribution and easy access of the handbook to the community,’ said Women’s Resource Centre Programme Manager Tammy Ebanks Bishop.

The handbook will serve to improve communications between those in the helping professions, optimising their efficiency in providing their particular services to the public, as well as enhancing the public’s awareness of the numerous social resources available to us, the release said.

The online version of the Community Resource Handbook is currently available at

The printed versions will be distributed to the organisations and individuals included in the handbook as well as other key organisations by mid-July.

For information on the handbook or to apply for inclusion in the next publication, contact Ms Ebanks Bishop at 949-0006.