Services for women and their families
The YWCA’s Community Services aim to develop community action and foster personal and collective well-being, while addressing the needs of women in the community.
“My husband is 83, and is 25 years older than me. He is totally dependent on me. It’s so hard to lead a healthy and balanced life, and I felt alone and isolated. When I called the Family Caregiver Support Program I was very upset. The counsellor was immediately available to listen to me. She listened without judging me. I was given the addresses of organizations that can help me with some of my tasks. They also suggested music therapy. Now, I have someone to talk to and I’m trying out a different kind of approach. In June, they held a wine and cheese reception. It was a fantastic initiative to help family caregivers reduce their isolation and decompress, releasing all their built up emotions and frustration. The service, counselling, and availability of the workers is very helpful and supportive. I can count on the Family Caregiver Support Program and it gives me hope.”