Transition House Pwrpnt (2)


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Transition House Pwrpnt (2)

  1. 1. Tri City Women’s Resource Society <ul><li>Coquitlam Women’s Transition House </li></ul><ul><li>Arbe McKenzie </li></ul><ul><li>Resident Manager </li></ul>
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Who is TCWRS? </li></ul><ul><li>What services and programs are offered? </li></ul><ul><li>Transition House </li></ul><ul><li>Scenario </li></ul><ul><li>Future Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Answers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tri City Women’s Resource Society <ul><li>The Society is a feminist-serving, grass roots, non-partisan society and has grown from a Women’s Centre in the mid 1970’s to now offering programs at three locations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Women’s Centre in Port Coquitlam (Resource Center) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main Office (Counseling and Victim Assistance Programs) in Port Coquitlam; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition House in Coquitlam </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Vision Statement <ul><li>Tri City Women’s Resource Society </li></ul><ul><li>envisions an empowered society that </li></ul><ul><li>embraces equality, diversity and the </li></ul><ul><li>elimination of violence </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mission Statement <ul><li>A feminist organization that strives for the elimination of violence through education, prevention and partnership, providing a continuum of sustainable services that respond to changing needs of the community. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Programs and Services <ul><ul><li>Tri City Women’s Resource Society Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>200- 2540 Shaughnessy Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3W4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>604-941-7111 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Women’s Centre <ul><li>Referrals to community resources </li></ul><ul><li>Legal pro bono clinics </li></ul><ul><li>Food and clothing bank </li></ul><ul><li>Peer counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Resource library </li></ul><ul><li>Parenting program </li></ul><ul><li>On going groups that support women </li></ul><ul><li>2420 Mary Hill Road </li></ul><ul><li>604-941-6311 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Stopping the Violence Counseling Program <ul><li>Individual and/or group counseling for women, who have experience sexual assault, violence/abuse in relationships, or childhood abuse </li></ul>
  9. 9. Children Who Witness Abuse Counseling Program <ul><li>Individual and group counseling for children between the ages of 3-18 who have witness abuse, threats, or violence in the home. </li></ul>
  10. 10. CAPC (Community Action Program for Children) <ul><li>Provides parents skills through an Empowering Mums group to care givers where children from the ages of 0 to 6 have been impacted by some form of family violence. The groups meets one evening a week to learn more about parents concerns and reinforce positive behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>The CAPC program has experienced an emergence of men seeking parenting services. To accommodate this we run two workshops for men. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Adult Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse <ul><li>The program is geared toward breaking the intergenerational cycle of family violence. It provides education, support and therapy to adult women who are survivors of sexual abuse. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Eating Disorders Program <ul><li>Offers support for women with eating disorders who have been assessed with bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa. There are two sets of groups one for adult women who have completed a psycho-education group for people with eating disorders and another for women who binge-eat and do not meet the mandate for the Eating Disorders program. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Outreach Services Program <ul><li>This program provides services to women who have experienced, or are at risk of, abuse, threats, or violence and their dependent children. </li></ul>
  14. 14. 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>
  15. 15. Coquitlam Women’s Transition House <ul><li>Is an Emergency Shelter that provides temporary safe shelter and support for women and their dependent children, if any – 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>
  16. 16. 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>
  17. 17. Transition House <ul><li>Prescreen </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Length of stay </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Action Plans </li></ul>
  18. 18. Inter Agency Referrals <ul><li>Victim Assistance Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To lessen the impact of crime and trauma on victims and their families and to assist in their recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To increase victim safety and to help reduce the risk of further victimization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To increase the level of participation and sense of empowerment for victims throughout their participation in the criminal justice system; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To increase the effectiveness of a victim while acting as a witness in court proceedings. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Scenario <ul><li>A woman calls the transition house from a local agency </li></ul><ul><li>Prescreen </li></ul><ul><li>Circumstances that lead her to call </li></ul><ul><li>Does she meet the criteria? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Future Goals <ul><li>To provide emergency counseling services. </li></ul><ul><li>To create positive community ties (autonomy, partnership) </li></ul><ul><li>To have a liaison officer within the RCMP detachment to provide support to the transition house (in progress) </li></ul><ul><li>To expand the transition house. </li></ul><ul><li>To create 2 nd Stage Housing project </li></ul>
  21. 21. Question and Answers