We welcome *women as they are, without judgment, and accompany them where they wish, always with the objective of residential stabilization. We encourage women to regain control of their lives through a supportive relationship, which means a collaborative relationship of equals. The workers work WITH the person and not ON the person.
The accompaniments are personalized according to the situation of each woman. Our interventions are always aimed at offering security and well-being to all. Thus, the same situation will not necessarily have the same consequences depending on the context.
We believe in the potential of each woman and work with her strengths and motivation. A woman is more easily mobilized if she sets the goal herself and if she has the time to achieve it.
Our way of intervening is inspired by several approaches :
- Harm reduction
- Intersectional feminism
*The YWCA Quebec is an inclusive environment that welcomes trans women.