Indigenous Transitional Housing Support Program
- Services are for women, aged 16 or older, who identify themselves as having been sexually, physically, or emotionally abused by their partners, significant others (could include caregiver or another immediate family/household member).
- Women may be currently receiving services from a residential or women's/ family counselling program. Intake is not limited to these referral sources and is accessible to all who are eligible.
- To provide transitional and housing supports and services for women and their dependents, who have experienced abuse, to help them connect with community supports and find and maintain housing.
- To support the development of a transitional support plan and a safety plan for women and their dependents, who have experienced abuse, based on the principles of person-centred planning, self-determination and choice, and that services provided are reflective of these plans.
- Increase the safety of women and their dependents.
- Assist both women and their dependents by providing strength-based supports to maximize their capacity to live free of violence.
- Assist caregivers in supporting their dependents to heal from the effects of witnessing violence.
- Assist and advocate for women and their dependents regarding their health, safety and well-being
- Developing Transition and Safety Plans.
- Referrals and advocacy in the following areas:
Housing; Long term counselling; Parenting support; Educational upgrades; Job training; Applying for income support; Cultural interpretation; Legal process, including legal aid, court attendance and custody; and, Health and wellness services.
- Providing necessary community supports including:
- Applying for income support;
- Group supports for women in transition including job training;
- Immigration process including applications;
- Cultural interpretation; and
- Legal process, including legal aid, court attendance and custody.