WINS operates four Family Resource Centres, easily accessible within Calgary Housing subsidized complexes in Calgary.
Each serves as a central place where women and their families come together, share, and learn information and skills to move them towards empowerment and self-sufficiency.
Over the last year, the Family Resource Centre had over 6300 visits from 400 women and their families using these programs and services
The centres provide access to community resources for low-income families - from access to the local food bank to low-cost recreation options for families. Over the last year, many families were able to access school supplies and summer camp opportunities for their children.
Our Family Resource Centres are places where women and their families learn life skills. Increase knowledge and skills lead to increased confidence and independence which, in turn, help women to become more resistant to crisis and better able to manage it should it occur. Ongoing programs include
Workshops on a varie
- Literacy and Parenting Skills
- Girl Talk (pre-teen program)
- Stepping Stones (pre-school program)
- Computer Programs.
ty of topics such as budgeting, stress management, and healthy eating on a budget, are also offered.
All of our services and programs are made possible through partnerships with other community organizations.
Whether through one-on-one support, referral to a community resource, lending of a compassionate ear, or participating in a workshop or social activity, women and their families find help and support enabling them to gain the ability and confidence to create a better life for themselves and their families.
For more information on the Family Resource Centres and their programming, please contact the FRC Coordinator.