At Dixon, we care deeply about seeing women live thriving lives free from violence, long past their time at our facilities has come to an end. We offer housing support for women and their children who are in the process of leaving Dixon House, Wenda’s Place, or Third Stage housing programs. Outreach staff work closely with the women to support them in their search for safe and affordable housing while connecting them with their new community.
Because of that, we offer a variety of individual support and group workshops throughout the year that empower women to set goals, gain skills, and live independently. Our workshops include topics such as financial literacy, resume building, self-defense, cyber security, income tax assistance, and more. Once a month, current and former clients are invited to participate in a mindfulness group led by one of our staff counsellors and we are also proud to offer weekly yoga classes thanks to the Reaching Out with Yoga program.
Outreach staff also support former residents of any of our programs, connecting them to services and resources within and outside of Dixon that allow them to live freely, happily and independently.