at 170 Cashin Avenue, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1E 3B6 Canada
St John’s Status of Women/Women’s Centre is a feminist organization. We operate The Women's Centre, Marguerites Place & the Safe Harbour Outreach Project.
Vision The St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre envisions equality and justice for all people. Mission The St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre is a feminist organization that since 1972 is continually working to achieve equality and justice through political activism, community collaboration and the creation of a safe and inclusive space for all women in the St. John’s area. Guiding Principles The work of the St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre is guided by our beliefs and commitment to: 1. Feminism – We are committed to providing accessible services to all women irrespective of race, ancestry, age, sexual orientation and inclusive of aboriginal women, women of colour, transwomen, sex workers, and women with disabilities. 2. Community – We are committed to community building and community collaboration. We hold ourselves accountable to the broad community and to the women we serve. 3. Harm Reduction – Our work is focused on keeping women safe, minimizing risk and working alongside them in achieving their identified goals. 4. Trauma Informed Holistic Support and Programs – We strive to provide services that are welcoming, respectful, compassionate, supportive and appropriate to the needs of women affected by trauma. 5. Knowledge and Understanding - We are invested in building and applying our best knowledge in the service of positive change. We consider the women we serve to be the experts on their own lives and we seek understanding. 6. Nonpartisan – We are not influenced or affiliated with a specific political party. Activities The St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre carries out its mission through the following activities: 1. The creation of a healthy work environment for staff, volunteers, students and board members; 2. The provision of public education and awareness on the status of women in the St. John’s area through political activism, written reports, the media and public events; 3. The creation and maintenance of safe and supportive housing for women; 4. The provision of responsive individual advocacy support and group program for women; 5. The operation of a pro sex work(er)advocacy program; 6. The mentoring of community agencies sharing a common vision regarding such things as governance, structure, writing support letters, event planning, and shared fund raising and proposal writing activities. The St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre is a feminist organization that since 1972 is continually working to achieve equality and justice through political activism, community collaboration and the creation of a safe and inclusive space for all women in the St. John’s area.
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Join Stefanie Finn who will be offering 3 workshops which focus on YOU. The dates will be Thursday October 1st, 8th, & 15th at 1pm. Location will be the St. John's Women's Centre, 170 Cashin Avenue. Please call 753-0220 if you would like more information. October 1st: Observing Mindfulness, October 8th: Symptoms of High Self Esteem, October 15th: Steps to Loving Yourself.
Happy Monday! I want to thank everyone who has sent in volunteer applications to assist at the Women's Centre, I hope to get back to all of you very soon. Right now our volunteer positions are full but please feel free to send an application in and I will email you when we have more spots available. My heart is bursting with gratefulness and pride in our community seeing how many wonderful women want to give their time to our programs and those who participate in them. Thanks so much, Natasha