Neepinise Family Healing Centre
Neepinise Family Healing Centre
"We give hope where there is despair, We help to set goals where there are no plans
We calm the spirit where there is abuse, We listen when nobody hears
We give confidence where there is no self esteem, We help you to help yourself"
We believe in helping women and children understand the cycle of abuse. We believe in helping women and children learn effective ways of resolving abusive relationships.
- To provide safe, secure accommodations to women and children who are escaping abusive relationships.
- To provide food and basic needs.
- To provide emotional support, crisis counseling, referrals and information.
- To provide medical attention and emergency transportation.
- To provide care and support to children; and assist them to cope with violence in their lives.
- To provide follow-up support to families during and after residency in the Shelter.
- To provide confidential, 24-hour, 7-days a week service to the in-house residents.
- To provide confidential, 24-hour, 7-days a week crisis line service to non-residential contacts.
The programs are delivered in a manner that promotes self-confidence, independence and effective decision making. It is mandatory to attend programs that are offered.
Community Support Services
The Women’s Shelter added a new entity to their existing services. Next to the Shelter and Second Stage Housing, there is the Community Support Services Building that includes: two staff offices, a kitchen and large conference room.
Women and children who leave the Shelter are offered longer term services from our Community Support Worker to ensure they have the essential services needed to continue along their journey toward lives free of violence.
The Community Support Worker and Family Support Worker deliver educational and awareness workshops, life skills support and guidance to all community members including: Elders, Women, Men, Youth and children.
The Community Support Services staff acknowledge the importance of an addictions free lifestyle by promoting health and wellness programs for the Shelter and the community at large.
The Shelter has two levels. The ground floor has two offices, a family room, a large dining room, a kitchen, a pantry, and two full bathrooms. All the major entries to the Shelter are wheelchair accessible. The facility is fully-furnished to provide the basic living comforts to the women and children. The dining room can seat sixteen people and is equipped with the additional booster seats and high chairs.
The lower level has an office, a peace room, a play room, a donations room, a laundry room, and a storage room.
Second Stage Housing
We offer one-year accommodations to the women and children who want to make a permanent change for a better lifestyle. Women who have completed their twenty-one day stay in the Shelter have the option to move into one of the four self-contained units. Three houses have up to six bedrooms, two full baths including a laundry room and a full size basement. One unit is equipped for persons with disabilities and includes a wheel-chair accessible bathroom. The Shelter Residents and the Second Stage Housing tenants share a large playground and play ground toys.
Resident's Daily Routine
The women are encouraged to prepare meals and do household chores on a rotating basis.
The women are encouraged to follow the rules and guidelines of the Shelter.
The staff includes the Director; a Lead Worker; Crisis Intervention Workers; a Family Support Worker; a Child Support Worker; and a Community Support Worker.
The Shelter staff is committed to assisting the women and children’s recuperation process by providing on-going crisis counseling/ support and delivery of programs.