Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Sexual violence prevention creates safe spaces and supports youth to be the best, healthiest versions of themselves.
Did you know that the Our House Youth Wellness Centre has a sexual violence prevention program? Funded by the Department of Community Services as part of the provincial Sexual Violence Prevention Strategy, its goal is to improve the health, social, economic, and educational well being of youth. Our program is one of only three funded programs in this province of its kind. So much of the work we do at Our House is in the prevention of sexual violence.
The program provides:
connecting youth with other services they need (medical, mental health, educational, employment, food bank, etc.)
transportation and accompaniment to appointments
strengths-based, relationship based supportive counselling
life skills and mentorship
supported access to gender-affirming items and inclusive sexual health education
support and access to safer sex supplies.
support for parents/guardians in navigating the sexual health of their youth including gender or sexual identity.
programs and education
sexual violence prevention related workshops and education in classrooms
small group programs such as voices, Girl on Fire, and A Young Man's Guide with youth in schools and on site at the centre
Sexual Violence Prevention Youth Outreach Worker
If you have questions or want more information about this program feel free to contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn about sexualized violence and supports in Nova Scotia: https://www.breakthesilencens.ca/
For 2SLGBTQIA+ resources and information: https://youthproject.ns.ca/
For information and resources related to Trafficking and Exploitation: https://www.tessns.ca/