Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women


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The Eberly Center has grown considerably in the past twenty years. This growth can most easily be seen through the Center statistics: how many people the Center has served and employed and in what capacities. The first available statistics are from the beginning of February, 1978. At that time, the Center had 170 volunteers who had donated a total of 900 hours. The Center had served over 400 clients at that time.

 Eberly Center for Women Fall 1979 newsletter
Quarterly Newsletter Fall, 1979

In Fall of 1979, statistics were again gathered. The number of clients at the center had jumped to 1408 in the past year, with a total of more than 1800 served in the past sixteen months. 950 of those clients returned to the Center for another service. 122 volunteers donated 3,286 hours of their time at the Center.

The Center continued its leaps in growth through the spring of 1980. At this time, the Center newsletter was published: "During the past 2.5 years, the Center has served nearly 6000 people. It now takes up most of the first floor of Scott House with 6 staff, 200 volunteers, and 3 constantly-ringing telephones."

Statistics are not available for the years 1980 through 1985. In 1985, the Center reported 376 intakes, or new clients. 432 individual appointments were scheduled, 122 of these being cancels or reschedules and 73 no shows. A total of 83 scholarships were given out over that year, as noted in the other column. There were 20 job club sessions with 20 participants. The Center also employed seven interns over that year.

Fall $4,432.32 (18)
Winter $8,058.80 (28)
Spring $9,374.35 (37)

Eberly Center for Women Winter 1991 newsletter
Newsletter Winter, 1991

The Center was also successful in bringing in new students to the university. In 1987, 156 Center Intakes enrolled in the fall for 1,504 hours with a 73% retention rate. 188 Center Intakes enrolled later in the year for 1,697 hours with a 76% retention rate. When combined, this equates to $169,653.00 in undergraduate fees for the University (using $53.00 per credit hour). In Winter 1991, the Center newsletter relates some of the changes over the past few years: Since 1984, the Center provided over $150,000 in scholarships to displaced homemakers. They have completed over 26,000 credit hours with a retention rate of 79%. Services are not restricted to people outside the University and also not to women. Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women Scholarships award 2 - $300 scholarships to women returning for graduate work. 3 new scholarships will be established as a result of Run Jane Run.

Eberly Center for Women Spring 1987 newsletter
Newsletter Spring, 1987

Available statistics again skip a few years, to 1996. From 1996 to 1998, the Divorce Educational Support Group had 42 participants; the Understanding Self-Esteem group had the same number of participants. Currently, the Center is at highs in telephone calls and walk-ins. From 1/5/98 through 8/30/98, the Center received 1631 telephone calls and 1107 walk-ins. If this pattern of growth continues through the next twenty years, the Eberly Center will be well over 5000 client contacts every half year.

Last Updated: 6/9/16