Peer support groups and mentorship are for women who have experienced domestic violence, are at risk of being abused, or women involved in sex work. Our programs are facilitated by peers so that there is no power differential.
Programs are available in Calgary and in many rural communities across Alberta. Contact us for more information or to register.
Moving on with Mentors
This unique program offers individual support to women by connecting them with a peer mentor. Mentors are available to meet in person, by phone or email to discuss issues that are relevant to the participant’s current situation and experiences.
Finding our Voices
This six-week group program focuses on issues related to self-esteem and the importance of effective communication. In Finding Our Voices, participants share their experiences and learn from each other. Topics include self-image, shame, compassion and the significance of healthy relationships – both with ourselves and others.
A 14-week group program that delves into the experience of domestic violence. Topics range from understanding domestic violence, contextualizing experiences of trauma and shame, to creating support systems and building personal power. Facilitators are women who have experienced abuse themselves or have a specific life experience that helps them to understand abuse. We recommend participants complete the six-week Finding Our Voices program prior to registering for Growth Circle.
Believe In You
A peer support program for women who are facing an increased risk of violence and abuse because of their involvement in the sex trade. This 20-week program allows women to connect and learn from other women who have had similar experiences – consensual or not. Believe in You is about empowering women to achieve their goals and create safety wherever possible, while accepting that safety is not always in our control.