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Zoom meeting raises awareness on local community needs

Building a stronger community together

On October 6th at 7 pm, the Moose Jaw Women Who Care (WWC) held a Zoom meeting to help raise awareness and share information on social issues within the community. Each of their meetings highlights a group or organization that can benefit from sharing its programs and services.

This evening’s meeting highlighted Moose Jaw Family Services (MJFS). Brenda Zinn, the executive director of Moose Jaw Family Services shared their vision and mission.

“We are here to listen and support the community through all life’s challenges. Whatever the challenges that they are facing, we want to be here and we really focus on strength-based client-centred programs shops and groups to build resiliency develop skills and knowledge to and gain confidence to make positive changes in their lives. Our goal is to support, educate and empower and strengthen individuals and families,” shared Brenda Zinn.

MJFS offer a wide variety of programs to help families of all shapes and sizes from the Mom’s and Dad’s group, Family Support  Programs including Separation and Divorce, Young Parent Program, resume writing service, Diversion Program, Frustration Tolerance, Independent Living Skills, Trauma Response Team and more.

With the cold weather setting in, MJFS's Project Warmth is looking for all sizes of winter clothing from hats to boots as well as blankets, tents, mitten and boot warmers. MJFS is also accepting cash donations, personal hygiene kits for both men and women, book materials and manual sponsorship and volunteers.

MJFS would also kindly ask if you have children’s car seats you are no longer using, they would be happy to receive them as well. Lastly, Toy Hamper for Christmas will be open to receiving gifts at 200 Main Street South. If you would like to make a donation, please call MJFS at 1-306-694-8133. Check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mjfamilyservices

Christine Boyczuk Secretary of SquareOne Community Inc. spoke as the past recipient of Moose Jaw Women Who Care’s meeting.

“We hope to coordinate those so that we can provide programs for individuals who are facing homelessness or who are recently housed,” stated Christine Boyczuk. “So our project is to hire a coordinator who will develop our volunteer bank, coordinate donations, deliver programs, such as nutrition and case manage individuals who are in the program.”

SquareOne is asking for the community to help in donating items you may no longer need such as cookware, kitchen supplies, furniture, tables, chairs, shelves, lamps, small appliances like microwave ovens, toaster ovens, toasters, coffee makers and kettles, cleaning supplies like brooms, dustpans, mops, personal items like blankets, sheets, bath and face towels, face cloths, dish towels and cloths, TVs, DVD players and paper products.

Contact Lynn Kirk through Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SquareOneCommunityMJ/ if you are able to donate any of these items.

Nicole Lillico, Chair of Moose Jaw Women Who Care thanks everyone who participated. WWC will have their next meeting on February 10th, the speaker will be announced in the coming months. Also, congratulations to Twila Leflar who won the gift basket donated by Jillian’s Design Elements and a beautiful candle donated by Jody Oakes.