Dispute Resolution Center to christen its new offices

The Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center (WCDRC) will hold an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in celebration of its new offices in The Dearborn Atrium, located at 835 Mason, Suite C-300. The event will be held from 4-6 p.m.

 WCDRC, one of 18 community-based nonprofit mediation centers in Michigan, provides mediation services to resolve a wide variety of domestic, general civil, and school conflict issues in Wayne County.

 “We are one of the largest mediation centers in Michigan,” said Bernard Dempsey, WCDRC’s executive director. “Last year, we handled more than 2,300 cases and helped more than 5,000 individuals who were referred by various courts, schools and agencies in Wayne County. We want more people to know how mediation helps open communication and dialogue between parties—leading to understanding and resolution.”

 In celebration of the new Dearborn office, Dempsey shared that the open house is fittingly scheduled during the month of October, which “has become a time to promote and celebrate peaceful conflict resolution practices worldwide.”

 The event on October 29 will include a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. with Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly Jr., various local officials, and representatives of the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce. Guests are invited to enjoy refreshments, tour the office which includes private mediation rooms, and receive information about mediation training available for individuals interested in becoming volunteer mediators.

 To learn more about WCDRC, visit www.wcdrc.org or call (313) 561-3500.

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