Thanks to community support, some services are available at no cost at Sources Women’s Place.
Sources Women’s Place provides a variety of FREE resources, programs, and supports that 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 legal information, professional referrals, and access a variety of resources and educational opportunities. Counselling and groups are available for women impacted by Interpersonal violence or historic abuse – please see our Trauma Counselling Program page for further information.
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.
We offer a nutritious and tasty hot lunch, Tuesday through Friday from noon until 1:30 pm, for women and their children.
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 through Thursday from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm.
Laundry – Appointment Only
Please call 604-536-9611, extension 1801. A laundry room with a washer and dryer is available to our clients. Wheelchair-accessible.
Shower – Appointment Only
Please call 604-536-9611, extension 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 through Friday from 10:30 am-2:30 pm.
- Groups at Women's Place
Understanding and Coping with Trauma Stress
This is an informational group for women who have experienced childhood trauma, sexual assault, or relationship abuse.
Anger, Boundaries and Communication (ABC)
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
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.
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.
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 learnings 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.
Hours of Operation
|Tuesday||10:30 am – 2:30 pm|
|Wednesday||10:30 am – 2:30 pm|
|Thursday||10:30 am – 2:30 pm|
|Friday||10:30 am – 2:30 pm|
Note: Closed on holidays.