The Pictou County
Women's Resource and Sexual Assault Centre offers the following
programs and services:
Counselling and Crisis Intervention
knowledgeable about women's lives, issues, and crisis situations
provide one-to-one, confidential support. This service is crucial to
early intervention, prevention, and long-term support.
Some women need the
services or support of other agencies. We know the services
available, understand the “system”, and have working
relationships with agencies and groups. We support women in finding
the service that will best help them. We maintain a resource library
offering books, videos, periodicals, articles, and other
publications. Women and community agency professionals use this
resource for self-education and information.
For some women,
cultural issues, discrimination, fear, intimidation, and
unfamiliarity with the “system” are roadblocks to getting the
help they need. The centre works on a woman's behalf, and at her
request, to move through the challenges in the system to get the
answers and help she is seeking.
We develop and
deliver programs to women of all ages based on the identified needs
of women within our community.
Our core programs
are: Self Esteem Programs for Adult Women and Adolescent Girls, and
Starting Point, our
job readiness/re-entry program
As much as it is
feasible, we provide an outreach program to communities that are a
distance from the centre. This means that women and families isolated
by travel distance and travel cost can still benefit.
workshops are key to prevention, education, and public awareness on
women's equality. These are provided to schools, community colleges,
service clubs, professional associations, businesses, church groups,
and others on request.
Development Initiatives and Networks
The centre works
with women, community, and government organizations to mobilize
skills and resources to address identified community issues. This
leads to the development new community initiatives and networks that
will enabled women to achieve social and economic independence.