The Strait Area Community Response to Sexual Violence

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Community Support Network Activities

Family Service of Eastern Nova Scotia has been successful in acquiring funding for second year under the Nova Scotia Sexual Violence Strategy to build Community Support Networks.

The project runs from April 2017 until March 2018. Below are some of the project outcomes

  • The Project will also provide ACCESS funds to partnering organizations to make services more readily accessible (ie. for travel to appointments, child care etc.).
  • The Project Team will coordinate Strait Area Sexual Violence Network meetings (3-4).

THE PROJECT TEAM

Project Manager:

Nancy O’Regan

Service Navigators:       

Emma Chisholm               Guysborough/Antigonish

Sandra Delorey                 Richmond County

Taryn MacDonald             Inverness County

To reach a member of the Project Team, use our Contact Us form and let us know who you would like to connect with.

 

EVERY DOOR IS THE RIGHT DOOR: SERVICE NAVIGATION WORKSHOPS

Every Door is the Right Door is a concept used to describe our goal for service delivery to victims and survivors of sexual violence throughout the region. No matter where a person lives in the region, they have a right to service that is non-judgmental, appropriate, safe and accessible. One of the outcomes of the 2017-18 project work for the Strait Area Sexual Violence Network is to:  Create a Service Navigation Pathway to improve service outcomes for victims and survivors of sexual violence in the Strait Area.

Approach: In partnership with staff from the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre and Sexual Assault Services Association, our team of Service Navigators held a ½ workshop in June to design a process to engage local service providers in building local Service Navigation Pathways. Our plan is to coordinate and deliver community workshops for service providers in rural communities in Guysborough, Inverness, Antigonish and Richmond Counties this fall.

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate group agreements for working together.
  • Categorize and describe the services offered to sexual violence survivors in their county using the Survivor Support Model
  • Describe how systems and organizations connect and work together.
  • Identify the gaps in services in their county and the barriers to using them.
  • Identify service delivery options for special populations (i.e. persons with disability, LBGTQ, First Nations, African Nova Scotians, Seniors).
  • Prioritize the professional development training needs for the county.

Project staff will be available to facilitate follow-up meetings where needed to develop or amend any protocols or agreements that would improve service delivery.

The dates for Navigation Workshops can be found on our calendar.


 
If you have any questions Contact Us to connect with one of the Project Team Members.