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Tcwrs Pwrpnt March2009

  1. 1. Tri-City Women’s Resource Society We give hope to those we serve March 2009
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Who is Tri-City Women’s Resource Society (TCWRS) </li></ul><ul><li>Gateway Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Who do we serve </li></ul><ul><li>Services and Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Funders </li></ul><ul><li>Present Projects & Future Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Answers </li></ul>
  3. 3. TCWRS <ul><li>The Society is a grass-roots, non-partisan charitable organization formed in the mid 1970’s by a group of women concerned about the social, economic and legislative inequalities towards women. It started as a Women’s Centre in Port Coquitlam. </li></ul><ul><li>We serve between 4000 – 5000 women and their families annually. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vision <ul><li>TCWRS envisions an empowered society that embraces equality, diversity and the elimination of violence </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mission <ul><li>We strive for the elimination of violence through education, prevention and partnership </li></ul>
  6. 6. Guiding Principles <ul><li>We believe in the resiliency of children, women and men </li></ul><ul><li>We are committed to continual learning and to professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>We promote the development of self awareness </li></ul><ul><li>We value our community rich in cultural diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Our work is focused in the development of long term initiatives directed to generate change towards a more equal society </li></ul><ul><li>We believe that collaborative relationships helps to build a supportive community </li></ul>
  7. 7. Gateway Programs <ul><li>The gateway programs </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Resource Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Coquitlam Transition House </li></ul><ul><li>For over 30 years these two programs have been providing services in the areas of poverty, homelessness, housing, life skills, legal, advocacy and resource development and capacity issues. </li></ul>
  8. 8. We serve: <ul><li>At TCWRS we serve women and their families who are fleeing abuse or have been impacted by violence </li></ul>
  9. 9. Programs and Services <ul><li>Tri-City Women’s Resource Society </li></ul><ul><li>200 – 2540 Shaughnessy Street </li></ul><ul><li>Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3W4 </li></ul><ul><li>604 941 7111 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  10. 10. Women’s Resource Centre <ul><li>Referral program to community resources </li></ul><ul><li>Pro bono legal clinic </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency food bank </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Counselling </li></ul><ul><li>Community Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Drop in Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Resource and computer library </li></ul><ul><li>Community kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with community stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops that support women </li></ul>
  11. 11. Coquitlam Transition House <ul><li>Emergency Shelter that provides temporary safe shelter and support for women and their dependent children, who have experienced or are at risk of abuse, threats, or violence. The program is not intended for women with problems related exclusively to their mental health or to alcohol or drug abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Operated 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Thirty day stay </li></ul>
  12. 12. Other Programs and Services <ul><li>Counselling programs for women </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual and/or group Counselling for women, who have experienced sexual assault, violence / abuse in relationships, or childhood abuse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult Survivor of childhood Sexual Abuse program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is geared towards breaking the intergenerational cycle of family violence. It provides education, support and therapy to adult women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Children’s Programs <ul><li>Individual and group Counselling for children between the ages of 3 – 18 who have witnessed abuse, threats, or violence in the home. </li></ul><ul><li>Violence is Preventable program run in middle schools in School District #43 </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Counselling for caregivers of the children </li></ul>
  14. 14. Parenting Programs <ul><li>Community Action Program for Children – for moms with children zero to six </li></ul><ul><li>CABE program for young women, with children zero to six, who are completing their high school </li></ul><ul><li>Parenting programs for men – with children zero to teen years </li></ul><ul><li>For Kid’s Sake program for moms and dads and their children (7 to 12) who are dealing with separation and divorce conflicts </li></ul>
  15. 15. Community-based Victim Assistance <ul><li>Provides emotional support, general and justice related information and court accompaniment to women, children and men to assist them in their recovery from the effects of crime and trauma </li></ul><ul><li>Increase victim safety and to help reduce the risk of further victimization </li></ul><ul><li>To lessen the impact of crime and trauma on victims and their families and to assist in their recovery </li></ul>
  16. 16. Eating Disorders Program <ul><li>Binge Eating Support Group </li></ul><ul><li>Process group for women assessed with bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa disorders </li></ul>
  17. 17. Outreach Services <ul><li>Provides services to women who have experienced, or are at risk of, abuse, threats, or violence and their dependent children or who have recently used services at TCWRS. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Funding Sources <ul><li>Provincial ministries – MHSD, MPSSG, BC Housing </li></ul><ul><li>Federal ministries – Public Health Agency </li></ul><ul><li>United Way of the Lower Mainland </li></ul><ul><li>Fraser Health Authority </li></ul><ul><li>CKNW Orphan’s Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Private donors </li></ul>
  19. 19. Accomplishments <ul><li>Spirit Award from the United Way of the Lower Mainland </li></ul><ul><li>Giving hope to women and their families </li></ul><ul><li>Built a strong foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Board governance </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded and enhanced programs </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 service delivery at the Transition House </li></ul><ul><li>Renewed relationships with the Coquitlam RCMP and Port Moody Police </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching out to the community </li></ul><ul><li>Building Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Committed and dedicated staff </li></ul>
  20. 20. Present Projects & Future Goals <ul><li>Present Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising, communications and facility planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanding VIP programs into more middle schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recreating the Violence Against Women in Relationship Community Advisory Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd Stage Housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Enterprise initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilities – transition house, resource centre and office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To provide emergency Counselling services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To expand parenting programs </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Questions and Answers
  22. 22. <ul><li>Thank you for your continued Support and your generous donations to TCWRS. </li></ul>