Cranbrook, BC, CA – Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Event

Posted on the June 13th, 2013 under High Heels for Men News by Well-heeled

When:
Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (MDT)

Where:
Baker Street Plus
Cranbrook, BC
Canada


Hosted By:
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® International

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence is a project of Venture Humanity, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation.


Men literally walk one mile in women’s high heeled shoes to protest sexualized violence, educate their communities and raise money for chronically underfunded rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence prevention and recovery services.


For a specific Walk Event, contact that Local Walk Organizer directly.


Each Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® Day Event is individually and locally organized under a license from Frank Baird and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, a Venture Humanity, Inc. Project.

Register for this event now at :
http://walk13cranbrookbc-rss.eventbrite.com

Event Details:

For more information about this specific Walk Event, please contact the person and organization listed below.




Contact:


Melanie Gould


100 125 10th Avenue South


Cranbrook, BC  V1C 2N1


friendsofthewomenscentre.com


Melanie Gould


250/427/1544


friendsofthecwrc@gmail.com


 


Beneficiary/Publicity Partner:


Cranbrook Women’s Resource Centre


32-13th Ave. South


Cranbrook, BC  V1C 2V3


Gwen Noble


gnoble-cwrs@shaw.ca


250/426/2976


 


The women who visit the Women’s Resource Centre are dealing with many difficult issues such as extreme poverty, illness, additions, family violence, homelessness, unemployment and legal issues.


On average, 300 women a month access our services, either over the phone or in person. There are no barriers for women to drop in and receive service of some kind. There are no eligibility criteria or forms to complete. There are no judgements and confidentiality is protected. We are locating in the downtown core and are a 1-minute walk from the bus transfer station. There is no cost to the women for any of our services.

What we offer

We offer lay counseling, advocacy, provision of emergency food and personal supplies, and emergency transporation to the local food bank and to acces medical or government facilities. As well, we provide a public phone and a public computer to enable women to conduct business for example, preparing resumes, doing research on the Internet, arranging business and medical appointments over the phone and accessing government and commuity resources and services. A free store is offered to assist women and their families with their clothing, personal incidental needs, household items and furniture.

First point of contact

We are frequently the first point of contact for women fleeing abusive home. Women come to us looking for safety. We develop safety plans with and look at all possible options. What do women do when their husbands or boyfriends become violent? How can they escape? Through which door or window and where will they go from there? We also discuss the impacts of family violence on the children.

If someone is depressed, a connection may be made to counseling. If she is suicidal, she will be connected to Mental Health or taken directly to the hospital.


 


 




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