Our Focus

 

We promote the leadership, health and wellness of women and girls; advance women’s economic and housing security; deliver quality, accessible developmental early learning and childcare; and work to end violence against women and girls.

In 2011, Our Focus allowed us to:

  • Increase resiliency, self confidence and provide valuable leadership skills for over 280 young women at eight youth program locations throughout Halifax.
  • Prevent and alleviate homelessness for chronically homeless and at risk women and single mothers, enabling us to deliver over 13,000 service days and bed nights.
  • Increase financial literacy and employability and life skills for over 525 young women.
  • Secure employment and/or provide an opportunity to return to school for 100% of our employment program participants.
  • Make it possible for women and their children to escape violence and start a new beginning – Our December 6th Program loan fund will be expanding to serve women and families in four regions of our province.

 In 2012, Our Focus allowed us to:

  • Deliver violence prevention programs and educate and raise the self-awareness and self-esteem of 250 young women at 10 youth program locations throughout Halifax.
  • Make it possible for women and their children to escape violence and start a new beginning by providing interest free micro loans to 70 participants through our December 6th Fund program.
  • Prevent and alleviate homelessness for chronically homeless and at risk women and single mothers, enabling us to deliver over 18,000 service days and bed nights.
  • Help newcomer women better integrate into their new homes by reaching over 500 newcomers through our Financial Literacy for Newcomers program.
  • Provided access to child care by delivering an emergent curriculum by experienced, highly-trained childhood educators to more than 120 children at our Barrington and Spryfield Early Learning and Child Care Centres.

902.423.6162 • Halifax, Nova Scotia • Canada