Welcome to the Women's Place Resource Center based in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.
Our mission is dedicated to the well-being and economic status of women in the Kings, Annapolis and Digby Counties.
We work with communities to achieve this mission through a variety of Services as well as creating a safe place for women to gather, share, grow and be. By supporting women, we recognize that we in turn nurture the growth of children, families and the entire communities that we serve.
Our Sister Fair event is a celebration of womens' expressions in music and art. It also raises awareness of the Women's Place Resource Center and the Frances Mills-Clements Bursary.
In 2011-2012, the Women's Place Resource Center provided support to over 1,300 people over the phone, in-person and through programs and initiatives.
Trauma and violence take many forms, including emotional, physical and sexual abuse as well as assault, war, natural disasters, and political terrorism. Violence related trauma occurs on multiple levels, from the general and chronic oppression of an entire group of people – through discrimination based on gender, race, poverty, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age – to the repeated sexual abuse of a child that continues over several years.
Trauma is not limited to suffering violence; it includes witnessing violence, as well as stigmatization because of gender, race, poverty, incarceration or sexual orientation – Covington, 2003 Page 5,7 “Beyond Trauma”
This closed group will have 6-10 women who will work together in confidentially over 11 sessions following the Workbook for Women designed by Dr. Stephanie S. Covington. The Three Primary Focus Areas will be:
For Women, the experience of trauma often leads to disorders such as addictions, eating disorders, and self-harm. With sensitiviity and understanding, we explore the interrelationship between substance abuse, trauma and mental health. Beyond Trauma draws on multiple therapeutic technieques to help women explore the impact of trauma on their lives and develop a sense of safety.
Jean Genus of the Treasure Beach Women's Group, Jamaica, (in the middle, black shirt and white pants) was visiting The Women's Place on Tuesday, August 6th. The Treasure Beach Women's Group and The Women's Place have been 'sistered' since 2009 when the Chair of the Board of Directors of The Women's Place visited Jamaica and came across the Treasure Beach Women's Group. Jean sits on the Board of Directors of the Treasure Beach Women's Group. Through the Frances Mills Clements Foundation, we have supported the Treasure Beach Women's Group's women positive activities and both of us hope to work together even more in the future.