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Young Empowered Women (YEW)

A community integration program for young female offenders.

Project details

Suggested by: Elle

Project partner: Youth Junction inc

Budget

$22,000.00

YEW (Young Empowered Women) is a seven-week program that will assist young women who have spent time in Dame Phillis Frost Prison to integrate back into the community. This program will include mindfulness, group coaching, discussion and healing activities focusing on life after experiencing family violence, moving forward to create career prospects and healthy and complete integration into the community.

The YEW program will be the first only female-focused program run alongside the Youth Junction INC. to educate and support young women offenders to move forward after incarceration. Currently, there are only community transition programs to assist young men to integrate back into the community after offending. Benefits of the YEW program include; a support group for young women as they integrate back into the community facilitated by a qualified coach, a focus on lowering the number of female offenders in the future, specific activities to empower young women and emphasis on assisting participants who have experienced family violence.

Project details

Suggested by: Elle

Project partner: Youth Junction inc

Budget

$22,000.00

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abORIGINALity

15 Sep 2018

A much needed program in the area. Very surprising that there isn't one already in place!

JulieBab79

31 Aug 2018

This is a program that is much needed in the community!! Looking forward to seeing young women develop and become empowered in the program (fingers crossed)!!!

canuck-she

23 Aug 2018

Hard to believe a program like this doesn't exist. Good Luck!

K8butler

15 Aug 2018

This sounds like a wonderful program!