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Women's Program/Programme Pour Femmes

Our Women’s services are available to women 16 years of age or older and are available in St. Catharines, West Lincoln, Niagara Falls, Welland, Fort Erie and Port Colborne.

  • Interpreters available in a variety of languages for non-English speaking clients

Nos services pour femmes sont disponibles aux femmes des 16 ans et plus et sont offerts à St.Catharines, West Lincoln, Niagara Falls, Welland, Fort Erie and Port Colborne.

  • Des inter pretes en plusieurs langues sont disponibles pour notre clientèle qui ne s'exprime pas en anglais

Individual Counselling

We are committed to helping you on your journey towards a life free from abuse whether physical, emotional, verbal, financial or sexual; a life free from domestic violence
  • We will assist you in creating a life plan which will empower you to lead a healthier life
  • We will create a “safe” environment in order to provide you the opportunity to heal from the effects of domestic violence.
  • We will assist you in creating a safety plan

Group Counselling

Counselling groups are for women interested in healing, sharing, learning and growing together with other women in a caring supportive environment.

Our groups offer the opportunity to focus on the following:

  • The dynamics of an abusive relationship and the tactics abusers use to gain power and control over their partners
  • The importance of self-care, self-esteem, and healthy relationships
  • Exploring how to handle emotions such as guilt, anger, depression and shame
  • Developing tools to help your children overcome the impact of experiencing abuse in the home
  • Learning how to trust yourself and create positive changes
  • Provide advocacy and referrals to a wide variety of community services including but not limited to: Legal, medical, educational and housing opportunities
  • Referrals to programs and services that assist children who have witnessed domestic violence

In order to participate in the group program, you must first be enrolled in one-on-one counselling. This is to ensure that you are prepared for a group counselling environment and that your particular issues are appropriate for the group program.

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Design for a New Tomorrow
502-60 James Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7E7
Phone: (905) 684-1223
Fax: (905) 684-8067
Email: dfnt@dfnt.ca

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