YWCA Survive to Thrive is a FREE 12-week program that offers specialized employment and skills training services for survivors of violence and/or abuse.
- Group workshops and one-to-one support in a safe and supportive environment
- Job Development services and employer contacts
- Business Communication Essential Skills & Basic Customer Service training
- Complimentary visits to YWCA Health + Fitness Centre*
- Up to 10 counselling sessions via WorkBC Centres across Metro Vancouver*
- Support by trained violence/trauma-informed career advisors and facilitators
- Community referrals and access to other YWCA and WorkBC Services
- Financial assistance for transit, food cards, light refreshments, work clothing, and child care*
* Subject to funding and participant eligibility.
- Creating a Safe Space: learn and try new things while enhancing or developing skills to move towards sustainable employment or education.
- Closed Group Arrangement: gain confidence alongside peers and skilled staff who start and end together.
- Trauma/Violence-Informed Career Development: trained staff who understand the impact of violence and abuse on employability and assist participants to overcome the impacts and move from surviving to thriving.
- Building Trust: connect with a professional compassionate team to develop an education or employment action plan customized for your individual needs.
Program start date: April 27, 2020.
This is not a drop-in program, registration is required - continuous intake.
To learn more and register, contact: