Here to Help

This is a 12-week program that provides a safe, compassionate environment to help children 4-16 years of age who were exposed to woman abuse to cope with their feelings of pain, fear, anger and confusion. Through arts and crafts, games, stories and discussions, children learn problem solving and conflict resolution, the cycle of violence, self esteem, and safety planning.  Here to Help offers a concurrent group for children’s mothers who seek to learn positive strategies for dealing with the challenge of parenting children who have witnessed abuse. Women are encouraged to share and discuss their issues and experiences while gaining support, advice and understanding in a non-judgmental environment. This program is offered in collaboration with YWCA Toronto (the lead agency) who is responsible for the intake process.