Sudbury Women’s Centre continues to provide peer support despite pandemic
Article by Sudbury Star
Although the centre is closed, staff at the Sudbury Women’s Centre continues to work to assist and support the women in our community during this time. Clients are encouraged to reach out to peer support staff for help with any challenges they are facing. Just call the centre at 705-673-1916 and leave a message to arrange an appointment.
“Our services and programs have become a need among women within the Sudbury area. With the outbreak of COVID-19, our delivery is shifting, and we are implementing ways of doing things differently,” Giulia Carpenter, executive director, said in a release. “Difficult situations are still present in the lives of Sudbury women. We want them to know we are still here for support.”
The SWC is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to providing information, referral and support services to women who have been impacted by violence and/or difficult life circumstances. The staff and volunteers at the SWC offer a safe space, inclusive and respecting of diversity, to support women on their journey.
In the last fiscal year, SWC served more than 9,000 women; performed 570 intakes; helped 45 women find and secure housing; and helped 3,500 women find clothing. The SWC has also served 1,000 women through its Sisters Offering Support program.
To learn more or to donate, go to sudburywc.ca.