As a non-profit organization, we offer a range of programs and services, including:
- Peer support groups and mentorship for women who have experienced domestic violence, are at risk of being abused, or women that have been involved in sex work;
- Capacity building workshops about the experience of domestic violence within LGBTQ communities;
- Education to informal support networks about how to recognize domestic violence, respond (based on the situation), and refer to the appropriate supports; and
- We serve as the backbone agency for the Calgary Domestic Violence Collective (CDVC).
PEER GROUPS AND MENTORSHIP
Peer support groups and mentorship for women who have experienced domestic violence, are at risk of being abused, or women that are involved in sex work.
EDUCATION AND WORKSHOPS
Education to: a) networks and groups about how to recognize domestic violence, respond and refer to the appropriate supports; and b) organizations about the experience of domestic violence within LGBTQ+ communities.
BLUEPRINT FOR CHANGE
The Blueprint for Change reflects our thinking about the causal linkages between domestic violence and other issues, and what conditions need to be in place, in order to create change.
LGBTQ+ is a term that is used to describe LGBTTIQQ2SA+ communities. These terms include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, 2-spirited, asexual/allies. The plus denotes the diverse and ever evolving terminology utilized to define or describe LGBTQ+ populations.
Getting at a complex issue like domestic violence requires an understanding of how change actually happens – and resources to allow people, organizations and communities to ‘lean in’ to their vulnerability as a means to stop domestic violence.
Make a donation today and join us in creating deep and sustainable change – for the better.