North Point Douglas
Women's Centre

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Safety Programs

Domestic Violence Prevention


If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1. If your area does not have a 9-1-1 service, call your local police emergency number. 


D.V.A.M. –Domestic Violence Awareness Month(s) programming occurs annually throughout the months of October and November. Activities include weekly crafts, guest speakers, sharing circles and marches.

D*VA - “Diva” is a self care program that derived from D.V.A.M.; it was quickly realized that far and few women as natural care givers were taking time to look after themselves. Activities include weekly crafts, journaling and poetry following D.V.A.M.

Protection Order Designates - Two staff on site are trained in assisting women to obtain   Protection Orders.  Staff also provide crisis counselling, assistance with protection planning and continuous support throughout safety plans women have tailored for themselves.


Children and Youth


The Girls Group was created to provide youth with strong supports and opportunities for mentorship. This group is largely based on the “Universal principle that to be emotionally healthy all youth need a sense of belonging, mastery, independence and generosity.” -Dr. Martin Brokenleg

The Bike Rodeo is a one-day training event that focuses on bicycle safety and enhancing the skills needed to ride safely. Activities include bicycle repair pop-up-shop, crafts, a reading tent, games and a riding it safely bicycle course.


Community Safety Involvement


Women’s Warrior Circle Women are warriors, survivors, life givers. Let’s use our healing gifts and work together to increase safety and reduce violence on Main Street. Supper, Bus Tickets and childminding available. No sign up required.


Men’s Night All men are welcome as we share together about living a good life. We recognize men as warriors, survivors, life givers. By healing and working together we increase safety and reduce violence on Main Street. Supper and Bus Tickets available. No sign up required.


Emotional Support Group A support group for dealing with the emotions that negatively influence our lives. No sign up required. Women only.


Austin Street Festival Is an initiative of the S.C.R.M. the Austin Street Festival is used as a way to bring neighbors together in a healthy and friendly setting. Thanks to many generous community partners the festival is entirely free. It features performances by Aboriginal Music Week, a barbecue lunch, family friendly games and crafts, a dunk tank, and local information booths. We are looking forward to having you join us August 12, 2016. 

Neighbourhood Livability

 

Mama Bear Clan Women’s Warrior Circle and North Point Douglas Women’s Centre community patrol. A Women’s Warrior Circle and Men’s Night initiative to increase safety and reduce violence on Main Street. Every Thursday and Sunday evening 6:00pm-9:00pm at 221 Austin Street N. No sign up required.

 

3-year Safety Plan for the Point Douglas area

NPDWC, in conjunction with Health in Common, has compiled information shared with us by residents of Point Douglas to create a 3-year safety plan for the area. Information was gathered via surveys and 7 community forums, including one specifically for youth, and another for women. After many drafts and further input from other organizations in the area, we have released the finalized version of the safety plan below.