EngageMENt (Male Series)
Not all men are part of the problem.
All men can be part of the solution.
Gender-based violence has been perceived as a “women’s issue” for too long.
EngageMENt is our program for boys and men, created to encourage our male allies to participate in conversation and action to end gender-based violence.
It’s long overdue that we engage boys and men as leaders in violence prevention!
Our pilot engageMENt program rolled out in high schools in the fall of 2017-18.
Over one hour a week for 4 weeks, our facilitator guides students through discussion around music and movies, sports culture, online and video games – through a gender lens.
The groups discuss what healthy masculinity means to them, and explore ways that they can help end gender based violence. We promote young men taking a leadership role and taking action.
We all have a part to play.
Interested in being part of EngageMENt or EngageMENt Jr., or bringing our programs to your school? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LeadHERship & EmpowHER (Female Series)
Both of these female series are in the process of being developed to launch in 2021. The goal of the elementary and secondary series is to empower girls to become critical thinkers, barrier breakers, and confident leaders.
Over 4 sessions, students will be guided through media literacy, stereotypes, healthy relationships, and leadership skills – through a gender empowerment lens.
When girls see their potential, and their power within, the world becomes a better place.
You have options:
IF YOU DECIDE TO LEAVE
- Call our 24 hour Crisis, Information and Support Line to speak with a trained Crisis Intervention Counsellor;
- The Crisis Intervention Counsellor will explore your options with you and support you to create a Safety Plan, along with creating an Emergency Escape Plan
- If you have pets, you can explore safe options with the Crisis Intervention Counsellor.
If you do choose to come to Halton Women’s Place, you and your child(ren) may stay for up to 12 weeks. Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will work alongside you on your personal goals, which may include:
- Accessing community support;
- Accessing counselling;
- Obtaining housing;
- Accessing financial supports;
- Exploring legal supports;
- Any other individual goals.
Emergency transportation is available to help you get to the shelter.
IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO LEAVE
- Call the Halton Women’s Place 24-hour Crisis, Information and Support Line.
- Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will offer support, counselling, resources and information. They will also explore your options.
- Crisis Intervention Counsellors will also offer to support you to create a safety plan for you, and your children, if applicable
- Crisis support is available on the phone or in person at either shelter. No appointment is necessary.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SHELTER
- Safe shelter with staff available 24 hours a day;
- Clean and welcoming bedrooms;
- Laundry facilities;
- Children’s Services, including parenting support, therapeutic groups, children’s activities, playroom;
- Court support for interim custody and restraining orders;
- Supportive counselling;
- Advocacy for you and your children;
- Support in accessing community services;
- Support groups;
- On-Going Safety Planning;
- Planning for departure from shelter