Free support groups at West Island Women's Centre

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The West Island Women’s Centre, an agency supported by Centraide, is offering several free support groups this winter:

Parenting a Difficult Child (5 – 13 years)

  • In a supportive environment, share your thoughts and ideas and learn some helpful tips and strategies for parenting a challenging child.
  • Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. for 8 weeks beginning January 20, 2014.
  • Facilitated by Georgia Smith, a mother of three and counsellor with over 19 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families.

Healing Together

  • A monthly support group for women coping with a miscarriage, still birth, or infant death.
  • The second Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Facilitated by Monique Caissie, family life educator and life coach.

Postpartum Group

  • A monthly support group for new mothers to help them share, connect, and receive support for the roller coaster ride of emotions that is new motherhood.
  • The first Tuesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Free childcare is provided.
  • Facilitated by Corrie Sirota-Frankel, a counsellor and social worker.

The groups are free of charge, but registration is required. To join any of these groups, please call the Women’s Centre’s Outreach Line at 514-781-8529 or e-mail Space is limited. Meetings take place at the West Island Women’s Centre, located at St. Columba-by-the-Lake Church, 11 Rodney Ave., Pointe-Claire. (Please use the Vincennes Ave. parking lot entrance.)

Organizations: West Island Women, Lake Church

Geographic location: Pointe-Claire

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