According to 2008 statistics from Statistics Canada, dating violence is the highest among the 15-24 age group, making up 43% of all incidents of dating violence. Young women between 15-19 experience 10 times more violence in relationships than young men. Additionally, each year in Canada, an estimated 360,000 children witness or experience family violence. Research shows that children who witness violence are more likely to grow up to become victims or abusers.
Talk to your children about what a healthy relationship looks like – including the meaning of consent. For more resources, please visit www.loveisrespect.org.
Contact us today if you or anyone you know is experiencing violence in the home.
We are so excited that the word is out! We begin building within the next month, and our new building will be accessible, with an accessible second stage housing unit!
The Daily Gleaner did a great story on this: https://www.telegraphjournal.com/daily-gleaner/story/47964002/making-a-safe-space
If you're looking to support Liberty Lane AND buy jewelry, your wish has come true!
As part of Self-Care Sunday (June 26th) hosted by Wear Your Label and Posh Beauty Bar, Independent Stylist for stella & dot jewelry, Jessie Sobey, is donating all proceeds from her sales to Liberty Lane.
From now until July 7th, Jessie will take stella & dot orders and donate the proceeds. Thank you Jessie!
Please visit Jessie's website here to order, or call her: 506-470-9439, or email: email@example.com.
Self-care is important for everyone. It's a skill we often need to learn because it may feel selfish to put our own well-being first. On Sunday, June 26th, a fundraising event around self-care was hosted by Posh Beauty Bar and Wear Your Label with proceeds to Liberty Lane.
Wear Your Label is a clothing and accessory company that is breaking down the stigma around mental illness. You can "wear your label" on you as a way to bring the issues out in the open. In fact one of the t-shirts states, "Self-Care isn't Selfish". The company started here in Fredericton, and they are now selling to an international market. Liberty Lane thanks WYL for their support; they are donating 10% of proceeds from their merchandise sold at the event and on-line!
As for Posh Beauty Bar, this place knows how to pamper! Self-care is easy to achieve when you stop in for services at Posh. Owner, Maria Hanna, is friendly, warm and excited about all of us feeling our best. They were the hostesses with the mostesses!
In their capacity as a national company, and indeed, as an international company, UPS gives back to the community in many ways. We'd like to recognize what they have done for Liberty Lane in the the past few years;
-a community grant to cover the printing costs of our pamphlets
-two Day of Caring activities two different years through United Way Central NB
-held a bake sale fundraiser on International Women's Day 2016 for Liberty Lane
-AND the most overwhelming way they helped was a UPS Foundation Grant of $32,500 to ensure our women and children have beds, cribs, car seats, access to computers in a resource centre, desks for that centre, a storage barn, and furniture for our group room.
Liberty Lane wanted to thank UPS for the grant and show them what we bought with it, but words can't say enough, so we took pictures of the items we purchased. You'll need to do some visualization, but those photos turned into this:
We are glad to announce that Liberty Lane will be moving soon! Our new location will have more space and will be closer to other services in Fredericton.
Today the building began it's transformation with the help of the UNB Women's Rugby Team. Thank you so much ladies!
To anyone looking to make a small donation to Liberty Lane, here are some of the items we need.
These are not in any particular order as to the amount of need for them. They are just what women seem to ask for the most, or cannot afford to buy.
Liberty Lane's Outreach Program holds support groups and tries to educate the our community about healthy relationships. Here is what we did 2015:
397 clients (144 new, 253 returning)
o Freedom Group - 8 participants.
o Self-Love group - 9 participants.
o Assertiveness training groups - 19 participants
11 Public Awareness Activities:
o February 10th, 2015: We participated in a health fair at Minto High School and set up an interactive information booth related to the topic of healthy relationships.
o March 30th, 2015: We presented to a grade 7/8 class in McAdam on the topic of family/dating violence and healthy relationships.
o May 4th, 2015: We attended a fundraiser at the Blue Door restaurant and presented information about our services. We set up an information booth related to the topic of healthy relationships.
o May 23rd and August 8th, 2015: We worked the Giant Tiger fundraising barbeque and provided information on Liberty Lane and our services to member of the community.
o October 13th, 2015: We presented information on Liberty Lane and our services to the Beyond the Hurt Committee at George Street Middle School.
o October 20th and December 7th, 2015: We presented to a group of grade 8 students at George Street Middle School on the topic of Healthy Relationships.
o October 30th, 2015: We presented to the Child and Youth team at Mental Health and Addictions on the topic of Liberty Lane and the services that we offer.
o November 6th, 2015: We attended the Volunteer Greater Fredericton Luncheon and provided information about Liberty Lane and our services.
o November 20th, 2015: We were interviewed by St. Thomas University Social Work students and provided them with information about Liberty Lane and our services.
If interested in helping out with our cause please contact us!