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Sources Women’s Place, through community support, all our groups and services are FREE.

Sources Women’s Place provides a variety of FREE resources, programs, and supports which aim to improve the lives of women and their families. We offer a safe and confidential environment where women can connect with one another as well as access free resources such as counselling, legal information, professional referrals, resources, facilitated support groups, and educational opportunities.

This Program receives funding from the United Way of the Lower Mainland.

Direct Services Programs

Volunteers are available to assist you.

Referrals and Resources

Call us for information on Sources or local programs, community resources or crisis referrals. Drop in to browse through our community resources for information on a wide variety of topics of interest and concerns for women.

Hot Lunch

We offer a nutritious and tasty hot lunch, Tuesday – Friday from Noon – 1:30 pm, for women and their children.

Clothing Exchange

We provide quality women’s clothing (casual and business attire) along with children’s and infant outfits. Shoes, bags and hats are also available. Open Tuesday – Thursday from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Laundry – Appointment Only

Please call 604-536-9611 Ext 1801.  A laundry room with front-loading washer and dryer is available to our clients. Wheelchair-accessible.

Shower – Appointment Only

please call 604-536-9611 Ext 1801.  We have a clean, private shower for the use of our clients, with towels and toiletries supplied. The shower is also wheelchair-accessible.

Peer Crisis Support

We can provide crisis and peer support, available by telephone or drop-in during Tuesday – Friday from 10:30 am-2:30 pm.

Health & Well-Being Groups

Lesbian Connection

Our activities include safe social interaction, discussion, support and/or workshop presentations. We provide a safe place for lesbians to meet others in the community.

To register to the above health and well-being groups, please contact our reception desk at 604-536-9611 Ext 1801.

  • Groups at Women's Place

    Understanding Coping with Trauma Stress

    This is an informational group for women who have experienced childhood trauma, sexual assault, or relationship abuse.

     

    Anger, Boundaries & Communication (ABC)

    Level I
    Learn the importance of setting boundaries and expressing your anger in a respectful, assertive manner. This will be done through mini-talks, self-scored quizzes and rehearsing new skills.

     

    Assertiveness Training for Women

    Level II
    Explore deeply held beliefs and other barriers that make assertive behaviour difficult to maintain.
    Build on skills learned in Anger, Boundaries, and Communication. Learn new tools to deal with criticism and conflict.

     

    Self-Esteem Group

    Learn how to let go of impossible perfectionism, how you can practice self-care, how to assert your needs and maintain healthy relationships.

     

    Moving Forward: Beyond Survival

    You will have an opportunity to work through the impact of childhood sexual abuse. This is a therapy group and a screening session with the group’s facilitators is required to ensure that we can provide a good fit for all participants.

     

    Emotional Eating

    This group will focus on underlying emotional triggers. It will also examine new ways to help you create healthier eating patterns.

     

    A Fresh Start: Polishing Your Coping Skills

    Women who have experienced trauma often struggle with unhealthy coping skills. In this group, the focus is on developing healthier ways to deal with stress and maintain a balanced lifestyle.

     

    Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies

    This is an eight week psycho-educational group designed to help women in recovery from an eating disorder. This group will focus on learning alternative coping strategies for stress and anxiety, self-esteem and self-acceptance in a safe and supportive environment.

     

    Reading for Resiliency

    This is a book club designed to help women explore their own inner strengths and resiliency. Participants will read short stories, articles and poems and then be able to bring their observations, questions and learning to discuss at the weekly meetings.

     

    When Love Hurts (This program will be presented in Punjabi)

    A ten-week psycho-educational group designed to help women that have experienced relationship violence. Based on the book, “When Love Hurts: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Abuse in Relationships,” written by Jill Cory and Karen McAndless-Davis. This group will focus on helping you feel less alone as well as learn from your own experiences and others, drawing on strength?

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

DayTime
Tuesday10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Friday10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Note: Closed on Holidays.