Fraser Valley (area 4)

Sarah Hossack-Redden

It's honestly different everyday---I help women access legal aid; find safe affordable housing; advocate on their behalf with government agencies provincially and federally like cop, with, income assistance, McFadden, BC housing, etc. The only common thread being that most days are so incredibly busy.
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Fraser Valley (area 4)

Amanda Greenlay

There is no typicial day in a transition house. It completely depends on the needs of the women and the children within the house and support her with her goals and choices
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Fraser Valley (area 4)

Celina Jeves

I spend about an hour or two in the office as I come and go from seeing clients. I usually spend most of my time with clients in the community, teaching and supporting people in "their" environment. Sometimes I help to transport people to medical appointments and accompany them through understanding their conditions or the several hurdles they may need to accomplish of obtaining their medications and following up with additional appointments. Sometimes I shop with people teaching about good nutrition and especially good nutrition on a budget. I also support people with their mental health symptoms, checking in with them and talking about coping with voices or severe depression. I help people get out of the house and get fresh air if they isolate and find it difficult to leave the house. I have even helped people with their pets to the vet and ensuring their important animals in their life are taken care of because this is all a part of staying mentally well and providing comfort.
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Fraser Valley (area 4)

Rob Pauze

I work 12 hour days on week-ends. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepped and served. The beds all get vacuumed and sprayed on, and all the bedding is laundered. The shelter has become a drop-in center, so food is basically served(on availability/donations) all day. Intakes, discharges, case planning, public laundry and bathroom is also accommodated .
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Fraser Valley (area 4)

Christie Forde

In the daycare, walk in say hi and a whirlwind happens and suddenly it's home time. No day is typical in its details. We of course have structure/routine. But as much as I love my job it's way too exhausting to write about the whole day!
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Fraser Valley (area 4)

Crystal Brunet-Laughlin

Working in a transition house I could never predict a work day. I could go in and be helping women with their children who have the flu, I could be taking women to the hospital because they have been raped, I could be having tea on the deck just listening to a woman's story. My work day is never the same and I love that.
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Fraser Valley (area 4)

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