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YWCA – Breakthrough – Creating Safety and Possibilities

Group Name: YWCA – Breakthrough – Creating Safety and Possibilities

Description: YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs; we also engage in systemic advocacy.

YWCA Toronto’s Breakthrough program offers free support groups to women who have been abused or harmed by other kinds of violence. Creating Safety and Possibilities: for women dealing with the effects of intimate partner abuse. They offer:

  • a place where women can explore how abuse/violence has affected their life
  • a safe learning environment where women may try new ways to grow and heal
  • opportunities for creative self-expression in a community of women
  • a space where women can connect with others in an atmosphere of acceptance and non-judgment
  • support to help women get the most out of their group experience
  • information to help women make decisions about their safety and well-being, including resources and referrals
  • childcare while women attend group

Where: 87 Elm Street | Toronto, ON M5G 0A8

When: Groups run in three 12-week cycles: January-March, April-June and September-December. Call for more information.

Contact: Carol Barrett 416-487-7151 Ext. 266 | cbarrett@ywcatoronto.org | www.ywcatoronto.org

YWCA – Breakthrough – Stepping into Connection

Group Name: YWCA – Breakthrough – Stepping into Connection

Description: YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs; we also engage in systemic advocacy.

YWCA Toronto’s Breakthrough program offers free support groups to women who have been abused or harmed by other kinds of violence. Stepping into Connection: an open group for women who may be new to group support and who have experienced violence or abuse. They offer:

  • a place where women can explore how abuse/violence has affected their life
  • a safe learning environment where women may try new ways to grow and heal
  • opportunities for creative self-expression in a community of women
  • a space where women can connect with others in an atmosphere of acceptance and non-judgment
  • support to help women get the most out of their group experience
  • information to help women make decisions about their safety and well-being, including resources and referrals
  • childcare while women attend group

Where: 87 Elm Street | Toronto, ON M5G 0A8

When: Groups run in three 12-week cycles: January-March, April-June and September-December. Call for more information.

Contact: Carol Barrett 416-487-7151 Ext. 266 | cbarrett@ywcatoronto.org | www.ywcatoronto.org

YWCA – Breakthrough – Healing Through Expressive Arts

Group Name: YWCA – Breakthrough – Healing Through Expressive Arts

Description: YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs; we also engage in systemic advocacy.

YWCA Toronto’s Breakthrough program offers free support groups to women who have been abused or harmed by other kinds of violence. Healing Through Expressive Arts: for women who have experienced violence or abuse. They offer:

  • a place where women can explore how abuse/violence has affected their life
  • a safe learning environment where women may try new ways to grow and heal
  • opportunities for creative self-expression in a community of women
  • a space where women can connect with others in an atmosphere of acceptance and non-judgment
  • support to help women get the most out of their group experience
  • information to help women make decisions about their safety and well-being, including resources and referrals
  • childcare while women attend group

Where: 87 Elm Street | Toronto, ON M5G 0A8

When: Groups run in three 12-week cycles: January-March, April-June and September-December. Call for more information.

Contact: Carol Barrett 416-487-7151 Ext.266 | cbarrett@ywcatoronto.org | www.ywcatoronto.org

YWCA – Breakthrough – Imagining New Directions

Group Name: YWCA – Breakthrough – Imagining New Directions

Description: YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs; we also engage in systemic advocacy.

YWCA Toronto’s Breakthrough program offers free support groups to women who have been abused or harmed by other kinds of violence.

Imagining New Directions: for women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or incest.

Where: 87 Elm Street | Toronto, ON M5G 0A8

When: Groups run in three 12-week cycles: January-March, April-June and September-December. Call for more information.

Contact: 416-487-7151 Ext. 266 | cbarrett@ywcatoronto.org | www.ywcatoronto.org

YWCA Teen Mothers’ Program

Group Name: YWCA Teen Mothers’ Program

Description: YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs; we also engage in systemic advocacy.

The Teen Mothers’ Program is a free support program in south Scarborough for mothers 14 to 22 years of age. In the Teen Mothers’ program, we offer opportunities to build positive parenting skills and access to resources that support mothers on their parenting journey. This group offers a range of services for mothers, ages 14 to 22:

  • regular group meetings and check-ins with program worker and childcare staff
  • workshops on positive parenting, budgeting, nutrition
  • healthy meals and snacks
  • encouragement and ongoing support from staff and other mothers
  • child-centred activities for children that enhance development
  • activities for mother and child to interact
  • home visits, ongoing telephone and in-person counselling
  • career guidance
  • referrals to community resources
  • guest speakers

Where: Every Tuesday, 4:30-6:30 p.m at 4139 Sheppard Ave E. and every Thursday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 3090 at Kingston Rd. Suite 101

Contact: Amy Brooks 416-266-1232 Ext. 30 | www.ywcatoronto.org | abrooks@ywcatoronto.org

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