The aim of this program is to decrease the isolation that women feel after experiencing violence and abuse. Support group provides women the opportunity to meet with other women who had similar life trauma to share their experiences in a supportive environment. Support group educates and empowers women irrespective of their struggles, circumstances and complexity of issues presented. We recognize in order to regain control and re-build their lives, women need to address fears, re-learn steps towards healthy living and understand that coping and recovery will not be achieved in isolation. Women feel empowered to hear other women’s stories and to know that they are not alone; and, also cannot be blamed for the violence and abuse they experiencd. It is an invaluable opportunity to gain a wealth of information, address concerns and build supportive networks.
Testimonies from WMRCC Clients
It feels so good to have someone to talk to; someone who understands the issue and sensitive to my feelings. I am always looking forward to coming to my counselling session every week!
Today I hesitated quite a bit before coming to this session. I contemplated cancelling the appointment but here I am leaving a different individual from the one who walked in. I feel so much lighter after my session. These counselling sessions present an opportunity to feel free and clear my mind of negative and other thoughts of hopelessness.
This agency was there for me in the early nineties when majority of the community did not know how to deal with a Muslim woman like me, for that I will always be grateful.