A Safe Place - Whitehorse

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    • 2014-07-15
A Safe Place is a weekend evening low-barrier drop-in space for women and children in Whitehorse, run by a partnership of the Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre, the Yukon Status of Women Council and the Second Opinion Society. It runs from 6-9 pm on Fridays, and 5-8:30 on Saturdays and Sundays at the Women's Centre. A hot meal, support and activities are provided, with two facilitators present each night.

The program began following a research project by the Yukon Status of Women Council called "Repairing the Holes in the Net', which identified a need for women and children-only spaces on weekend evenings. The women who come have expressed their appreciation for a time and place in which they can relax, warm up, or simply enjoy the company of other women. The low-barrier nature of the program means that women are welcome to come in at any time, without requiring them to be sober.

Up until now, A Safe Place has been able to run thanks to funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Women’s Directorate and the United Way. However, that funding will be running out at the end of July. This campaign hopes to secure $6000 which will allow the program to run into September, and will give us time to seek longer-term funding.

The $6000 will cover the costs of food, the salaries of the facilitators, supplies such as toiletries, and the costs of keeping the women's centre open after hours.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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