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The Moving Forward program

A healing voyage

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, Moving Forward offers the choice for online or in-person programming such as yoga on Tuesdays can be done via Zoom.

Our Moving Forward program offers a monthly schedule of activities and events to connect women in the Revelstoke community and provides after-stay support for transition house clients.

The Moving Forward program is part of the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society’s wrap-around service. It connects women living in the transition home with other women in the community and previous shelter clients who wish to stay connected.

Our Moving Coordinator each month creates an exciting schedule of activities, providing a social outlet for women in Revelstoke and their children. Activities include yoga, art, beading, crafts, music and a number of varied activities. The coordinator also mentors women transitioning from an abusive and/or isolated environment to one that is empowered and healthy, and can also make referrals to other local support agencies.

The program provides outreach services and staff assist clients with: finding secure housing, transportation to appointments, and coordinate when needed with a variety of community service providers (substance use and mental health counsellors; legal, medical, educational and early childhood supports; advocacy; employment services).

NEW! Our in-house counsellor, Terri Forester, is now available to provide up to 10 free sessions for Moving Forward participants.

Moving Forward is funded solely through grants and donations. The program is open to in-house clients and to any woman in Revelstoke who feels she could benefit from these services. Please get in touch if you would like to attend or are in need of services.

Contact details. To get involved email: [email protected] or text/call the coordinator: 250-814-8387

Reaching out with yoga

Trauma Informed Yoga Practice

A regular event on the Moving Forward calendar this style of yoga, created from a five-year research project, is customized for clients who have experienced violence and abuse.

Revelstoke yoga teachers trained in trauma-informed yoga teach our classes.

This is a collaborative project from the BC Society of Transition Houses and Yoga Outreach, a non-profit organization.

Healing through creativity

Art as therapy

Our art program provides women with a safe space to socialize, explore their creativity, and build confidence as they build their artistic skills.

We primarily focus on watercolour painting for two hours every week, in a cosy environment. 

We have found some women express themselves through art but do not feel confident participating in more public groups. For these women, we provide a bridge to artistic groups and galleries in our community.

Power of Play

Music and Community

Our music program provides an enjoyable space for women to sing and learn to play various instruments. The women who choose to play an instrument learn basic music theory that helps them play songs on their own.

About the Coordinator – Anneliese Neweduk

Anneliese was born and raised in Calgary, where her love for the outdoors was cultivated at a young age. After spending her childhood exploring the Rocky Mountains, there was no question that moving further west to Revelstoke was the next step to pursuing her interests. Anneliese finds fulfillment through connecting with nature, learning, and helping others.

Anneliese holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus and has called Revelstoke home since graduating in 2017. She plans to further her schooling in the psychology or public health field. Over the years she has volunteered at various organizations. Most prominently, since 2009 she has worked with the non-profit organization Medical Mercy Canada. She was the executive director of her university’s branch of the charity while attending school.

Since graduating, Anneliese has been in BC’s wilderness working for various backcountry lodges. She joined the Revelstoke women’s shelter team in October 2019 opting to dedicate her time to facilitating others in their journey to find peace and stability. As coordinator Anneliese provides the opportunity for her clients to grow safely through art and movement therapy as well as through one-on-one support counselling.

Anneliese fell in love with Revelstoke for the opportunity of an active lifestyle, the beauty of the area and the community. When not working she enjoys skiing, biking, and climbing with her friends, as well as reading, practicing yoga, and cooking.

 

 

Mentoring and Support 24/7

Wrap around care

Feeling isolated or in need of support? Contact us anytime — our door is always open. Through this program you will get access to support services and a social calendar.
Email: [email protected] or text/call the coordinator: 250-814-8387

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