NOVEMBER ENEWSLETTER

Multicultural Soup and Social
Cook, Eat, Share, Connect

Introducing a new monthly program (every 4th Wednesday) at the Women’s Centre for immigrant women in Squamish to get together to cook some food, learn about different cultures and connect with other multicultural women in their community.  All women who identify as multicultural are welcome who would like the opportunity to meet other women, share their culture and learn about others, while enjoying some cooking and eating. The next soup and social is November 28, join us!

Contact Andrea Dunne (604-892-5748, press 6) for more information.

 

Launch of Third Party Reporting

Third Party Reporting (TPR) Option is a new way for survivors in the Sea to Sky Corridor to report sexual assault to police, allowing adults (19+) who would not otherwise report, to anonymously provide crime details with assistance from a trained, locally-based Third Party Reporting Worker.

The expansion of the TPR Option in BC has been an initiative by the Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA) and Community Coordination for Women’s Safety (CCWS), in partnership with RCMP “E” Division. The Sea to Sky Corridor is one of five regions in BC invited to establish a locally created interagency protocol to provide the Third Party Reporting Option.

Contact TPR worker Shannon Cooley Herdman, Howe Sound Women’s Centre 604.892-5748, ext. 227 for more information.

Holiday Hamper Donors Needed  

The holidays can be a difficult time, particularly for families in transition who have left an abusive relationship.  To ease the strain, the Howe Sound Women’s Centre provides holiday hampers and we need your help!

There are many ways to help out during the holiday season.  For those who would like to support an entire family, Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society can provide you with a family profile (donors will be provided with family configuration, genders, ages, and any special requests) so that you can customize a hamper specifically for a family. The Women’s Centre will coordinate the delivery of the hampers so that the families are able to remain anonymous.

Additionally, if you would like to contribute but are unable to take on an entire family, there are many items that are always appreciated that will be used in creating festive hampers that will ensure families are able to celebrate the season.

•    Grocery Gift Cards
•    Toys and Crafts for children of all ages
•    Stocking Stuffers
•    Cozy mitts, socks and toques
•    Pajamas
•    Books and Games
•    Gift Cards to a store so the families can do their own shopping
•    Gas Cards or bus passes for travel
•    Gift Cards for an experience – Gondola, Rope Runner, tubing, etc.

For more information, please contact Howe Sound Women’s Centre at 604-892-5748 or you can stop by Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 4:00pm in Squamish.