If you’re a survivors of sexual violence that is 14 to 24 years-old and are looking for support please contact the Young Womyn Project Coordinator by texting/calling at 613-868-4340 or by e-mail at ywpc@sascottawa.com
About the Program:
The YWP is a specialized program within SASC Ottawa that supports young women and other marginalized genders between the ages of 14-24 who experience intersecting challenges in addition to sexual violence. The YWP believes in the power of young survivors to share their knowledge, support, and advocacy with one another as a means of gaining and re-claiming strength and resiliency. We strongly believe that all young survivors are dynamic and are valuable participants in our communities and recognize that young women and other marginalized genders face many barriers to accessing support due to criminalization, discrimination, and lack of suitable social services. We seek to provide accessible, flexible, and customized support services for all survivors to be able to access. 

 

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Support Services:
  • Individual Support (emotional support, referrals, resources and support in obtaining practical needs)
  • Group Support (monthly drop-in groups, empowerment groups, closed groups, and specialized groups)
  • Advocacy (housing, work, school, etc.)
  • Accompaniments (to sensitive appointments)

 

Some Areas of Support May Include but Are Not Limited To:

Healing from sexual violence, recognizing sexual violence and its effects, self-esteem, supporting healthy relationships, establishing boundaries, coping with flashbacks, navigating self-disclosures, processing anger, developing trust, effects of family violence, developing coping mechanisms and practicing effective communication and assertiveness.

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Program Elements:
  • Confidential
  • Non-judgmental
  • Non victim-blaming
  • Feminist peer support model
  • Face to face, text, zoom or telephone support
  • Share as much or as little as you want
  • No records or file keeping
  • Support is free of charge
  • Wheelchair accessible space
  • Survivor-only space
  • Daytime or evening appointments available
  • We just require a name and contact number or email to communicate
  • long-term, short term or on-needed basis options

Workshops and Public Education

The Young Women Program is available to host workshops in youth-focused spaces. Our workshops are oriented around empowerment and skill-building. All of our workshops are a combination of information and discussions on issues that affect young women and other marginalized genders. It is often that we also include an art-expressive component in our facilitation. If you would like us to host a workshop on topics such as healthy relationships, consent, boundaries, self-care, legal issues, sexual violence, or a topic related to your specific organization’s needs
please contact our YWP Coordinator at 613-868-4340 or via e-mail at ywpc@sascottawa.com

Community Workshops: The YWP is available to host workshops in youth-focused spaces. Our workshops are oriented around young women’s empowerment and skill-building. All of our workshops are a combination of information and discussions on issues that affect young women. It is often that we also include an art-expressive component in our facilitation. If you would like us to host a workshop on topics as self-care, legal issues, sexual violence or a topic related to your specific organization’s needs please contact our YWP Coordinator at 613-868-4340 or 613-725-2160 ext 224 or via e-mail at ywpc@sascottawa.com

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