To provide a safe refuge, counselling, support and advocacy for women and their children who are fleeing violence; while also working towards a more equal society where the inherent value of all women is recognized and celebrated.
All women have choice and opportunity to live their lives in dignity, with equal access to economic and social opportunities and freedom from violence.
Core Values and Beliefs
Equality is not only important for women, it is good for all of us. Women’s equality ensures a more peaceful and prosperous society for women, men and children. Inequality in the labour market, in policies, organizations, communities and families breeds exclusion and can lead to violence.
The movement towards equality requires social change. Women’s Habitat is committed to identifying barriers to women’s equality and advocating for change.
Women’s Habitat strives to maintain a safe space, free from violence and discrimination. Personal safety is a fundamental right for everyone.
We are passionate about our work, and value the trust placed in us by our clients and supporters. Women’s Habitat is dedicated to sustainability as an organization, by ensuring that our resources are well invested and that our processes are cost efficient. We consistently measure and evaluate results based on outcomes. We hold ourselves accountable not only to our clients and to the communities we serve, but also to our supporters and to the public.
We acknowledge the social, cultural and sexual uniqueness of each and every woman, and the responsibility of social institutions and organizations to recognize the diverse and unique pathways of each individual towards greater equality.
Women’s Habitat will proactively provide the full information needed for collaboration, cooperation and collective decision making. We are committed to fostering a culture of free and open exchange whereby the rules and reasons behind regulatory measures are fair and clear to all participants.
Women’s Habitat believes social support networks are key elements of mental and physical wellness. We will support our clients where they are at and promote their interests, while defending their rights.
Women’s Habitat recognizes women as the best decision makers for themselves and their children. We admire and value every client we serve and will show them respect at every interaction. We will ensure our service is inclusive and free of judgement.