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Outreach Centre: Services and Programs

outreach centre: Women's Habitat in Toronto opened its doors in 1978, according to Rabble. Over the decades, it morphed from a volunteer based, grassroots cooperative to a full service, provincially-funded organization with a staff of 30 members. This is nothing new, but it's discouraging that the situation shows no signs of improving. In 2006, the shelter created an additional outreach centre to offer programs and services that assist over 650 women each year with access to counselling and parenting programs, housing and legal services, health services, as well as programs designed specifically for children. These sessions provide continuity, community, and support during times when women may feel isolated, alone, and in need of companionship. Drop-in programs are very popular because they don't require pre-registration and are invaluable to women readjusting to life after living in a shelter. ( As reported in the news.