416 Community Support for Women was founded in 1984 to meet the needs of homeless women in the Regent Park area. Today, over 30 years later, 416 has developed into a warm and welcoming community mental health agency that promotes a holistic view of health and wellness. We offer a range of formal and informal supports to a diverse range of women who are facing challenges with their mental health, addictions and social isolation. At 416 our intention is to inspire a sense of self-determination and empowerment through the Programs that we offer.
We have two locations: an Addictions Case Management Program that provides individual and group support for women who are actively recovering from addictions, and a Drop-in Program for women with mental health and/or addiction issues. On any given day the drop-in at 416 is a hub of activities, with daily breakfast and lunch, and opportunities to learn, socialize, and try something new. We are greatly appreciative of Our Supporters, who make 416’s programs possible!
The guiding principles of 416 Community Support for Women emphasize the following values and beliefs:
- People are competent and resourceful and have the capacity to make their own decisions.
- Each woman is a unique and whole person with strengths, ideas and potential for growth.
- Advocacy for the safe and humane treatment of each individual is essential.
- Mutually respectful and collaborative partnerships between staff and service users create an environment of acceptance and respect.
- We demonstrate hope, care and concern in all that we do.
- Quality and effectiveness of services are essential in what we do and how we interact with people.
- Self-determination is valued and supported through informed choice.
- Diversity of race, culture, language, age, gender, sexual orientation and abilities are recognized and respected.
416 Community Support For Women
Board Members 2016-2017
- Ann Atkins, Past Chair
- Gene Domagala, Director
- Michelle Johnson, Secretary
- Sophia Moore, Treasurer
- Michael Sutton, Director
- Rhona Zitney, Board Chair