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Keep Em Cookin

Keep 'Em Cookin’ is an educational organization that gives pregnant women the greatest opportunity to prevent preterm birth by providing them with current information on high-risk pregnancy and by connecting them with an online community of other women facing a difficult pregnancy.  (Read More...)
Narika

Narika’s mission is to promote women’s independence, economic empowerment, and well-being by helping domestic violence survivors with advocacy, support, and education. Narika’s programs include our Helpline, SEED programs, and HEAL programs. The confidential toll-free helpline is a one-of-a-kind access and forum for people, particularly immigrants from the South Asian communities, to connect with advocates who not only speak their language but also provide immediate assistance in a culturally sensitive and non-judgmental manner. Narika’s advocates not only help with legal, housing, counseling, benefits and job referrals, but also provide interpretation and accompaniments for our clients. The Self-Empowerment & Economic Development (SEED) Program is designed to foster economic self-reliance among survivors of domestic violence, and new immigrant that are particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Classes cover financial/computer literacy, job readiness, communication, ect to encourage participants towards economic independence. The Health, Enrichment, & Access to Life Skills (HEAL) Program is designed to create a platform that make it possible for immigrant women, specifically from South Asia to interact, exchange, and support each other. The program encourages Health, Wellness, and Self-Care through workshops on dance, art, meditation, ect and opens and encourages discussion and dialogue on domestic violence between participants.  (Read More...)
The Men’s Trauma Centre

We are here to support to anyone who identifies as a man who has experienced emotional, physical or sexual trauma in childhood or as an adult. When you survive a trauma or childhood abuse it can affect every aspect of your life; work, relationships and your health. Many men carry on in silence but there is help here for you. For over 10 years we have been working with men who have experienced trauma and we are here to listen to you. Call to make an appointment 250.381.6367 or email (info @t menstrauma dot com) History The Vancouver Island Men’s Trauma Counseling Society (Men’s Trauma Centre) was formed in September, 2003 in response to the closing of the Victoria branch of the BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BCSMSSA). The Men’s Trauma Centre provides support and/or counseling services to over two hundred men and their family members each year. The Men’s Trauma Centre is becoming increasingly busy and we now run a wide range of therapy programs, educational outreach and an advocacy service, as well as providing vital support during the criminal justice process from initial reporting through to trial. Why We Exist While the majority of sexual abuse is by males on females, anyone can be a victim of sexual trauma. Research suggests that between 20% and 30% of all male children are sexually abused before the age of eighteen. Many of the boys who suffer trauma grow up to be men whose lives are seriously impacted by their early childhood experiences. These men suffer from anxiety and depression, are haunted by flashbacks and nightmares, have trouble finding or keeping jobs, have problems maintaining intimate relationships and much more. To compound the difficulty they also experience the social stigma and the guilt and shame associated with victim-hood that is often significantly stronger for males. Despite the media stories of male survivors of abuse that have come out over the past few years, many people remain unable or unwilling to respond to this problem and the long term damage it creates both individually and at societal level. We believe it is vital, both to the individual and to society as a whole, to address the issues and concerns of male survivors. Prevention, education, treatment and support are the means.  (Read More...)
Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC

AMSSA is a unique province-wide association that strengthens over 70 member agencies as well as hundreds of community stakeholder agencies who serve immigrants and newcomers, and build culturally inclusive communities, with the knowledge, resources and support they need to fulfill their mandates. Vision: A just and equitable society in which everyone benefits from social and economic inclusion. Mission: AMSSA facilitates collaborative leadership, knowledge exchange and stakeholder engagement to support agencies that serve immigrants and build culturally inclusive communities. Values: Inclusiveness, Integrity, Mutual Respect, Equity, Diversity, Collaboration. Experience: Since 1977 AMSSA has been providing a diverse range of settlement and integration support and capacity building services including developing and facilitating networking and training events and producing highly relevant information resources. AMSSA also convenes a broad range of BC interest and stakeholders groups to discuss and collaborate on immigration, economic and BC community inclusion issues. AMSSA is also one of the first organizations in the sector to frequently use technology as a cost effective, highly accessible engagement model to distribute information and promote dialogue. All of our settlement and integration capacity building activities are infused with innovative approaches, and are based on AMSSA’s deep values of inclusiveness, integrity and collaboration.  (Read More...)
The Eluna Network

Focused on continuing and expanding our support of children and families affected by grief through its Camp Erin Program and addiction through Camp Mariposa, The Eluna Network has launched a comprehensive online library of carefully curated resources that provide the tools to navigate some of life’s most challenging experiences.  (Read More...)
STAR Clinic

Provides evaluation, consultation, and treatment services for children and family members affected by trauma and other challenging events, including medical illness, traumatic loss, community violence, disasters, and combat deployment stress. Comprised of a team of psychiatrists and psychologists specializing in children and adolescents, the clinic provides expertise in child and family traumatic stress for children of all ages and their family members, as well as educational resources and training for UCLA Child Psychiatry Fellows and Psychology Interns. The UCLA Family STAR Clinic team works to bring evidence-based clinical care to families to assist in prevention of stress and recovery following traumatic events. Groups for parents and children are also available and enrolling now!  (Read More...)
The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project

The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project provides assistance to parents of children with special health care needs via our Quality-of-life support programs, including an extensive online resource database for these parents to point them in the right direction to get the products and services they need, as well as operating Morgan's Place, a wireless multi-sensory environment created for children with special needs to have a place for therapeutic play in a sensory controlled space.  (Read More...)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.  (Read More...)
Eating Disorder Foundation

The mission of The Eating Disorder Foundation is to be an effective resource in the prevention and elimination of eating disorders through education, support, and advocacy. We offer a variety of free support groups, drop-in services, and free educational presentations. Please see our website for more information on our current offerings.  (Read More...)
Suicide Prevention Resource Centre

Suicide Prevention Resource Centre's vision is to reduce suicide, suicidal behaviour, and their effects, by promoting positive alternatives and healthy coping skills. Our mission: To Listen to people’s stories of their struggles with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, and help them find hope and support through increased coping skills and healthy behaviors. To Raise Awareness and understanding of head health and to promote open dialogue in our community about mental health issues. To Support those who have suffered loss to suicide, to listen to their heartbreaking stories, and to help them find understanding and strength to move forward. To Teach that it is life-saving to ask about suicidal thoughts and to reach out to help friends and family members find the support and resources they need to live healthy, productive lives. To Keep Faith with our community, to best manage the financial resources entrusted to us, and to respect and value our dedicated and passionate employees.  (Read More...)

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