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PARENTAL LEAVE CONTRACT POSITION

Start Date: January 2nd, 2019  End Date: December 23rd, 2019

POSITION TITLE: Child and Youth Counsellor (CYC)                              

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY: The primary function of the CYC is to provide therapeutic assessment, counselling, and support for children, youth and women to facilitate emotional development and recovery for families exposed to violence in the home.

 

 

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Thriving And Extremely Grateful

Thriving And Extremely Grateful

A mother with three children under the age of eight came to our program fleeing a very dangerous partner. He was actively looking for her and threatening her life.  She was eight months pregnant.

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We Are All Alice: Changing the Conversation on Intimate Partner Violence

On November 9, 2017, join our host, Cathy Jones; Honorary Chair, Mayor Mike Savage; and special key note speaker Mr. Shan Foster for an educational and inspirational discussion about ending violence against women and girls. This special dinner fundraising event will help raise awareness and much needed funds in support of Alice Housing.

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Churchill quote

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

– Winston Churchill

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It's Okay to be a Voice for Yourself

"This program showed me that I was not alone. It helped me accept that trauma was a part of me, not who I was. It helped me grow and know that it is OK to be a voice for yourself and to speak up.  Since taking this program, I have felt something grow inside of me… I think it is acceptance and it feels empowering. I owe that to this program.

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It takes a Leap of Courage

Susan is a twenty-five-year-old single mother with an enviable commitment to improving her life and the lives of her two young daughters.  Susan courageously made the decision to leave her abusive partner and seek support from Alice Housing, which provides safe and affordable housing for women and children fleeing family violence. 

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I am a Lot Stronger Than I Thought Possible

“I learned so much here. I learned to stop blaming myself for his actions. I learned I am a lot stronger than I thought possible. I learned that it’s OK for me to just leave when a situation is making me feel unsafe. I have to deal with my ex because of our daughter.

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In Her Own Words

In 2008 I left a 10-year abusive relationship. I thank God everyday for being alive.  Not only for my own safety but for my daughter who is no longer afraid.  When I left my abuser, I was in an ambulance unconscious and this was not the first time but thanks to everyone for supporting me, it will be the last. 

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