Supporting Niagara’s women in need virtually during a global pandemic

Organizations like the YW experience extensive barriers when trying to transition programs to accommodate the new virtual world we live in. From a lack of technology and gaps in training for the virtual landscape, it can feel impossible to support every woman, children and family that needs our support on the Niagara Region.

However, we are now excited to announce and that our Women’s Addiction Recovery Mediation (WARM) Program is currently being hosted VIRTUALLY via Telus Business Connect every Monday from 6pm-7:30pm. To get connected is quick and simple, all you would have to do is connect with the facilitator Maggie through email or phone warm@ywcaniagararegion.ca or 905-246-4483. Once you have connected with Maggie she will email you the invitation for the virtual group and explain the easy steps to get started.

Since WARM has transitioned into a virtual setting clients of WARM have expressed how grateful they are to still be offered the services they are in need of and are interested in while staying safe in their own homes. It is important that in these difficult times that WARM is still being offered to individuals in some sort of way while staying mindful that not everyone has access to virtual meetings or feel comfortable in that setting, WARM is able to connect with individuals via phone call or email. If you or someone you know is interested in WARM please reach out to Maggie at 905-246-4483 or warm@ywcaniagararegion.ca

The YWCA’s WARM Program is supported by Delta Bingo of Fort Erie. Their ongoing support of this Skill Development programming is vital for our ability to offer these services while keeping our clients safe at home. Thank you Delta Bingo of Fort Erie for making this work possible in pre-pandemic and mid-pandemic times!

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