Our Community Partners
FBF COVID RESPONSE PROGRAM
FBF's community-based program is for 16-22 years old Black female youth who are at risk of gender-based violence, homelessness due to violence, early school leaving and unemployment, or have already suffered trauma due to conditions exacerbated by COVID-19.
With a focus on self-care, mental health, and community resiliency, this virtual program equips participants with the skills to not only cope with COVID-19 related stressors and support others within their communities in coping with COVID-19 related challenges, but to also reinforce and strengthen the skills, knowledge, and experience required to succeed in their chosen career paths.
The program is trauma-informed, culturally-relevant, and part of a wrap-around service. In partnership with the Family Counselling Centre of Niagara this program effectively addresses the following areas impacting Black female youth due to COVID-19:
- Gender-based Violence (GBV) (both home and school-based)
- Mental health (e.g. loneliness, anxiety, depression, stress, low-self-esteem).
- Early school leaving and unemployment.
Weekly Activities Include:
• 1-1 professional development sessions
• 1-1 therapeutic counselling
• Peer Support and leadership training
• Mindfulness CBT group therapy sessions
• Peer - Peer support sessions.
In addition, participants have access to other resources that help them prepare for future schooling and/or employment.
Participants will gain the skills to cope with COVID-related stressors and to help others within their communities cope with COVID-related challenges.
For more information and to find out how you can participate, contact us.
To Volunteer as a Coach or Mentor fill out THIS form. (Please fill out the volunteer form on your PC or laptop as mobile settings are limited).