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Community Support

Help can come to you

Our goal for our Community Support Program is simple: “To help individuals help themselves by providing support, tools, and encouragement.”

This 1:1 support program is open to all everyone, including gender-diverse individuals and men who have already left or are still struggling with an unhealthy or abusive relationship. We’re here to provide them with safety and healing and to walk alongside them as they go about rebuilding their lives.

We believe:

  • Everyone deserves a life free from abuse, without exceptions.

  • Everyone can and should be empowered to lead healthy, independent lives.

  • Everyone has potential and strength.

 

We have outreach staff available for 1:1 meetings both in office or in the community. They can help with: understanding healthy relationships, safety planning, parenting struggles, boundary setting, addictions, legal issues, financial independence, self-care and assertiveness. They provide emotional support, advocacy and referrals.

There are times when we just cannot cope with what is happening in our lives. We lose confidence easily, we feel bewildered and carry with us a feeling of disappointment. When we feel like this, when we are distressed within ourselves, we have to learn new ways for coping with our lives. We have to search for New Beginnings. We have to find new ways to help us find peace and contentment once again; new ways to help us make a richer life for ourselves. We will never know what we can do, how we can change our lives-unless we try, as we make our lives, if only for a while, a journey of New Beginnings.

-Pauline Smith

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I be a participant in the Community Support Program?

A woman can remain in the program as long as she and the Community Support Worker feel there is still a need.

What if I decide after my initial meeting that I do not want to be a part of the program?

We believe that any support program must be a good fit for the user to be effective. If you feel that we are not suitable for you, all you have to do is send an email or leave a message via phone stating that you have decided to opt out of the program. No reason required.