Community Outreach Services Provided in 2016
Transition House Outreach Participants in 2016
Mature Women Outreach Services Provided in 2016
SOWINS Counselling programs are free and confidential for women who have experienced or at risk of abuse. No referral is necessary.
Women's Counselling Program
SOWINS Counselling Programs provides a supportive, compassionate, respectful, safe and confidential place to speak about your experiences and explore your options. Our goal is to help women to clarify their rights and responsibilities when abusive relationships end, to identify community resources and supports and make referrals. We have come to understand that abuse is not strictly about physical battering or sexual abuse. We know that abuse can be verbal, mental and psychological; there is cyber abuse and financial abuse, isolation, neglect and coercion are all forms of abuse.
Women's Counselling Program (18 to 49 years old)
SOWINS Women’s Counselling Program helps women (18 – 50 years old) who have suffered or are at risk of abuse.
- Counseling: We provide a safe, supportive and confidential place to speak about the abuse you have experienced. We can help you to explore your options and get clarity about what you want to do.
- Safety Planning: We can provide information about increasing your safety whether you choose to stay or leave a relationship and develop a safety plan.
- Advocacy Services: We can assist you with understanding and protecting your rights.
- Community Information and Referrals: We can provide information about other community programs.
For more information, or an appointment, call 250-493-4366 ext. 117
SOWINS is for women aged 50 and better. Women 50+ years face many of the same problems as younger women when they leave abusive relationships. But many of them face much more complex challenges. The abuse may be from an adult child or a partner with serious health problems. The woman herself may have health issues or have little or no money when she leaves. And, in most cases, she has many years of love and hard work invested in the relationship. Whatever the case, we help her sort out the many problems she has – whether she chooses to live on her own or with her abuser. We help with all of these areas as well as providing a quiet environment so she can make life changing decisions. Similar to women’s outreach with services that are attuned to the needs of mature women and include Individual counseling; safety planning, accompaniment, community information and referrals. For more information, or an appointment, call 250-493-4366 ext 104