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For Timmins and surrounding areas, it began in 1992 when the doors to the Rape Crisis Centre first opened to women needing support for Sexual Violence. Since then, we have changed our name to Timmins and Area Women in Crisis, rebranded ourselves and closed gaps in services connected to Violence against Women. In 2010, we opened the doors to H.E.R. Place Women’s Shelter, a 10-bed emergency shelter for women and their children who are fleeing violence and/ or abuse. Since that day in 2010, H.E.R. Place has been a home to hundreds of women and children who have found safety, comfort and solace in the hands of our empathetic and knowledgeable staff team.
Then, in 2015, an essential partnership between Violence against Women services and the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board initiated Timmins’ first Second Stage Housing Program. Because this program is service intensive, women and their children have the opportunity to find their independence while remaining safe in a secure building. TAWC uses grass-roots, feminist ethics to guide its work for women in our community and beyond. As advocates for the eradication of Violence against Women, we provide inclusive services to all women-identified people in a non-judgemental and confidential way, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We can help!
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TAWC has done so much for me. The services I received helped me believe that I am valuable. If it wasn’t for the Centre I would not be here today. The Centre is extremely important to the well-being of so many.
I am so thankful for everything TAWC has done for me.
I thought it was over for me. I thought I had no one to turn to. I was wrong, it wasn’t the end for me. Not yet. I told my intervenor for CDBA (Canadian Def Blind Association) all about the problems and conflicts I was having at home with my mother and step-father. Before I knew it, I was signing the papers for my own place at the Second Stage House and I was in counselling.
I truly don’t know where I would be this very moment with at the wonderful help from TAWC.
Teenage years are already some of the toughest years of your life, even more so trying to live through abuse and sexual assault. Experiencing nightmare after nightmare at such a young age made me lose all hope at a bright and successful future, but little did I know that making that first step and walking in to TAWC would lead me to where I am now.
From H.E.R place to S.A.S.S group, to all the wonderful counselors and volunteers at TAWC, I found strength and hope every time I walked into the Centre. On my darkest days, the staff believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself, and 3 years later, I am a nurse and am in a position to make a difference in people’s lives, just like they do every day.
They stood by my side through the failures and successes and I cannot thank them enough, but I hope to one day be able to give back to them even just an ounce of what they gave to me.
The beautiful ladies at H.E.R. Place in Timmins, took me in and helped me take my life back, there was nothing but love and support my whole stay, they allowed me to practice my traditional teachings (smudging and praying).
This woman’s shelter was life changing for me and feel blessed I have crossed paths with these beautiful and compassionate women.