Programs and Services
Stopping the Violence Counselling
The Women’s Resource Centre has 'Stopping the Violence' Counselors. This is a provincial program that provides counselling services to groups or individual women who have experienced sexual assault, violence/abuse, or historical abuse.
Outreach Support Services
Our Outreach workers provide counseling, advocacy, support, and transportation to clients who are the victims of abuse and/or assault. She also provides the community with information about the Women’s Centre and facilitates workshops such as Self-Esteem /Assertiveness and Anger Management.
Luna Women’s Wellness Clinic
The Luna Women’s Wellness Clinic runs each Wednesday afternoon from 12-3pm. It is staffed by a public health nurse and all women are invited to drop in for a variety of health related tests or concerns. The clinic provides pap smears, STI testing, pregnancy testing, emergency contraceptive, breast exams, and low cost birthcontrol to women. There is child minding available during these appointments.
The Quesnel Women's Resource Centre would like to extend their utmost gratitude to the Quesnel Community Foundation for providing funding for the Respectful Relationships Program that is to be in the Quesnel Junior School in the fall of 2014 and the spring of 2015. The Respectful Relationships Program's goal is to reduce the incidence of relationship violence in the lives of youth by helping them to develop skills and attitudes that are needed healthy and respectful relationships.
Drop-in Crisis Support Service
There is always someone here to talk to women who want to share their ups and downs and the coffee/tea is always on. We have comfortable and private surroundings for nursing mothers. We invite all women to come in and eat lunch, use the washroom or just come in for a break. This service is quite busy and on average we see 3-4 women in need of support dropping in daily.
In addition to the major programs listed above, we also host annual events to protest poverty and violence against women and children and celebrate women’s achievements, we have a lending library with many up to date books and videos, we provide referral services, volunteer opportunities, publish a newsletter four times a year, and provide educational programs such as Self Esteem / Assertiveness Group, Anger Management Group, and Survivors of Sexual Abuse Group.
All services provided through the Women’s Resource Centre are
confidential and free of charge.