Building Blocks for Women and Families
We want women to know that they are strong and capable and can make healthy decisions for themselves and their children.
Women with peer experiences encourage and empower each other to know that they can make the changes they want and achieve their dreams.
This program involves:
- 1:1 coaching
- System advocacy
- Peer support for women and women with children
- Coordination with partner agencies to find safe and affordable housing
We link women with other community resources such as transition and employment programs. Other CEASE services we leverage include trauma recovery counselling, bursaries, assistance with filing taxes, and help applying for AISH, income support, and other government programs. Occasionally we can bridge poverty needs with bus tickets, food store certificate, baby formula, prescriptions and other personal needs.
Some of the women we support do not have children living with them, or, their children are now adults. Many live with chronic pain and frequent hospital stays. Others struggle with mental health challenges related to years of abuse, violence and living with complex PTSD. When women ask us for support, we respond in ways that are unique to each woman.
For more information, please call our program coordinator at 780.471.6137