Women In Need, Inc. began in 1980 with a group of Greenville citizens consisting of a DHS Social Worker, Police Personnel, and several business owners and clergy concerned about the lack of resources for family violence in the Hunt County area. After meeting and determining that the need was great, these 9 citizens began a campaign to raise funds for the Family Violence Shelter. Two local business women, Doris Jones and Midlre (Mo) Bates contributed the first $5000 and an additional $4000 were raised. Women In Need, Inc. saw much growth and expansion in its nearly 40 years. It now has roughly 30 employees, 4 Resale shops, “My Sister’s Closet", and 2 offices in 2 counties offers Client and Legal Advocacy, Shelter, Resource Referrals, and a Prevention Program to those counties.