Breaking Free From
Courage for Change
CFC is designed to support Indigenous women and girls at risk, or who are currently involved in, or a survivor of human trafficking. CFC focuses specifically on exploited youth to get them the services and tools they need to exit. CFC offers support in a variety of ways, including crisis response, harm reduction and safety planning, 1:1 support with referrals to healthcare, counselling and addiction services. Programming is focused on capacity building, empowerment and culturally specific healing. Through a multi-sector approach, care and services are provided in a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive way ensuring integration of culture-based practices and mainstream supports.
For more information, please call: 905-869-5027, or email: CFC@nativewomenscentre.com
Breaking Free from Family Violence
The Breaking Free from Violence (BFFV) program enhances and provides support across service areas that are designed to meet the unique needs of Indigenous families to navigate the complex systems encountered when involved with child welfare. Using a practical and traditional approach, families will have access to the following supports if requested:
- Planning and Goal Setting
- Traditional Healing
- Advocacy Support
- System Navigation
- Conflict Resolution
- Housing Support
To obtain more information about this program, please email: BFFV@nativewomenscentre.com
Emergency Outreach Program
Our Emergency Outreach Program provides food, household cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and traditional medicines in a monthly food hamper which is designed to improve the self-sufficiency of Indigenous individuals and families at imminent risk of homelessness in the city of Hamilton.
During the autumn months, we also run our Winter Coat Program to provide our clients with boots, coats and other essential winter clothing items.
For more information, please call: 905-977-0234.