The goal of the project is to support participants from the early stages of self discovery through training, postsecondary education, trades training or employment placement.
By building a collaborative model, "True Self - Debwewendizwin" will offer a smooth transition, with ongoing support for Participants from one level of service to the next.
True Self – Debwewendizwin, delivers a 200hrs training program incorporating an ABC approach to healing your life; Participants learn about themselves, the effects of abuse, stress management techniques, interview and job search strategies, access local job market information, implement Training/Education and Employment action plans, and connect with potential employers, colleges or universities. It offers women who are survivors of abuse, in abusive situations or are at risk of abuse a holistic approach to employment/training supports moving toward economic independence.
- Must be a woman 16 years of age or older, at risk of or a survivor of domestic violence
- Must have a fixed address or reside in a women's shelter within the District of Nipissing
- Employed, unemployed, or underemployed
- Financial Subsidies are determined according to need by the “True Self - Debwewendizwin” team, upon completion and review of participant intake, and assessment.