The Skills Exchange program offers skill-building programs to clients that seek to enhance their lives. The objective of the program is to create the space for women to share their skills; learn skills from community partners; and reduce social isolation by increasing their interaction and social networks. The skills exchange workshops focus on: food safety, nutrition, sexual health, budgeting, home repair, job readiness skills, group couselling and more. The program also helps women cope with stress by concentrating on self-esteem, relaxation and self-defense.
Skills Exchange also runs programming in the local community to bring support and awareness to the issues, what’s right/what’s wrong, options, coping with trauma and more.
The counsellor offers one-on-one consultation specific to each woman’s needs and challenges. The program focuses on problem solving and connects clients to valuable community resources.