Recovering from an abusive relationship can be difficult. Our women’s groups (offered in English and Spanish) will provide you the support you need to heal and rebuild.
Women’s Support Group (English) Registration Required
This support group is comprised of ten-week sessions, and offers you insight into the impact of living with abuse and control. Healthy snacks are provided.
Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Chaste Liberty at (416) 252-7949 ext. 224 or email@example.com.
Grupo de Apoyo a la Mujer (Español) Se Requiere Registro
Este grupo de apoyo se compone de sesiones de diez semanas , y le ofrece una idea de las consecuencias de vivir con el abuso y control . También incluyen una comida ligera saludable y cuidado de los niños.
Se requiere pre – registro. Para obtener más información o para registrarse , contactos Cecelia Nunez at (416) 252-7949 ext. 226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustainable Livelihoods Approach to Programming
Women’s Habitat recognizes the connection between violence against women and the broader socio-economic context that perpetuates a cycle of poverty and dependence. The Sustainable Livelihoods model looks at domains in our lives that are required to sustain our livelihoods (physical, personal, human, social and financial). Staff and clients work together to ensure that goal plans encompass building capacity in these domains.
Our commitment to engage in poverty reduction strategies and initiatives include providing women with opportunities to gain essential knowledge and skills to lead them to a path of independence. The goal is to have participants explore ways in which they can engage in finding ways to financial independence.
We provide wrap-around supports for women who have experienced violence to explore micro-entrepreneurship as a means of income supplementation and to guide them on the path towards self-sufficiency.
One example of our Sustainable Livelihoods approach is the Cooking with Confidence program. It will provide participants the chance to gain a wide range of cooking related skills. Whether it’s working with knives, preparing ingredients, understanding process or plating, participants gain a wealth of knowledge that goes far beyond simply learning a recipe.
They are provided a starter kit of tools, weekly ingredients, but also have the opportunity to obtain a Food Handling Certificate that they can use to engage in employment opportunities in the food service industry and expand their pathways to financial independence.
This program runs on a limited basis. Pre-registration is required. For more information, clients need to contact their counsellor.