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 Walking School Bus employs three community women whom cleared criminal record checks and child abuse registry checks. A monitor picks up and drops off up to ten children on a route to and from school.
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 Walk- Monthly walks offer opportunities for community members to identify livability and/or safety issues in the community. We support community members to create positive change in their community.
Dark Audit- Derived from the community walks; quarter annually community members and staff survey the community for poor lighting issues or foliage blockage. We support community members to create positive change in their community.
Community Safety Involvement
Safety and Crime Reduction Planning Meetings- We facilitates a safety and crime reduction meeting once a month; community members and professionals involved with safety work meet regularly to help make North Point Douglas safer. Childminding and refreshments provided.
Safety Drop in Meetings- We facilitate a safety drop in meeting once a month; community members are presented with an opportunity to voice concerns, receive education about resources and be informed about safety issues directly related to them.
Austin Street Festival- Is an initiative of the S.C.R.M. the Austin Street Festival is used as a way to bring neighbours 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 barbeque 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.
NPDWC, in conjuction 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 finalised version of the safety plan below.