All our services are free and confidential.  Interpreters and childcare can be arranged when necessary.

 

Child Witness – Concurrent Group

This group is offered to children 4-16 who have witnessed woman abuse.  This group gives children a safe and supportive environment to process the violence and the abuse of power and control they have witnessed.

 

A group for the children’s mothers is offered concurrently in order to assist moms with issues around their children’s healing process.

 

The group runs for eight to ten weeks and transportation is available if necessary.

There is no cost for this group.

 

For further information or to registera child please call (519) 336-5200 ext. #224.

 

Creative Kids Club

The Creative Kids Club is a program for children ages 6 through 12 who are clients of the Women’s Interval Home. The program is designed to provide fun and creative activities to enhance the children’s self-esteem as they go through the difficult transitions involved in dealing with domestic violence. The program is led by caring volunteers who encourage the children to take part in fun and creative arts and craft projects. There is no charge for the program. We believe that encouraging children through play and art will support their healing and ultimately help to end the cycle of violence.

For further information or to register a child, please call 519-336-5200 ext. 240

 

LifeSkills

Regardless of age, social or financial position, women can gain a great deal from Life Skills classes.

Classes are presented one evening per week year round, bearing in mind some of the following goals:

See yourself as a learner

Become less isolated by being part of a group

Learn to develop honest friendships

Understand group experience and your contributions to it

See yourself as contributing to your community as a parent, tenant, citizen, volunteer or employee

Become aware of community resources and opportunities

Value yourself as a person outside your role and plan for your own development

 

For more information about this group, please contact the Life Skills Facilitators at

(519) 336 5200 ext. 251

 

Women’s Support Group

The Women’s Support Group consists of a 10-week group for women who have experienced abuse in their relationship.  It gives women an opportunity to share their stories in a safe, supportive and confidential environment.  Group members are made aware of different tactics of control, the cycle of violence, and warning signs of abuse.  They also learn how to regain their self-esteem, how to set boundaries, and how to become assertive.  The mutual support and respect of group members help each woman to become empowered to make their own decisions and take control of her life.  

For further information, please call (519) 336-5200, ext. 225.

 

Youth Life Skills Group:

Is a 6 week rotation of programming that focuses on topics that children struggle with.  Topics may include hand washing, proper hygiene, and game night.  Programming will occur in designated group room.

The group is free and runs on Thursdays 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m.

For further information or to register a child, please call 519-336-5200 ext. 240

 

Youth Relationship Program

Is a 12 week program designed for youth 14 – 18 years of age, who are interested in healthy relationships.

Youth enrolled in Secondary education can fulfill some of their community service hours.

The group is free and runs on Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Students will learn:

– to define different aspects of healthy relationships

– assertiveness skills for handling dating pressure

– to define woman abuse

– about their rights and responsibilities in dating relationships

– about community resources, and much, much more….

 

For further information, please call 519-336-5200 ext. 258