Kicking thought distortions

2020-07-29T15:04:34-06:00July 24th, 2020|Our View|

As the pandemic continues and we're are still trying to settle into 'the new normal', added fear, uncertainty, stress and anxiety are emotions many of us are still grappling with. Over 50 per cent of Canadians are finding it stressful to leave their homes for public spaces and 40 per cent anticipate the worst [...]

Managing Stress and Anxiety: Mindfulness for families

2020-05-13T09:49:33-06:00May 13th, 2020|Our View|

For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a wave of uncertainty and stress to our daily lives. During this time, it is important to understand that your feelings and emotions are normal and that you’re not in this alone! This blog is part of a wellness-focused series that provides some tools and strategies used [...]

Managing Stress and Anxiety: Breathing

2020-05-06T12:51:00-06:00May 6th, 2020|Our View|

For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a wave of uncertainty and stress to our daily lives. During this time, it is important to understand that your feelings and emotions are normal and that you're not in this alone! This blog is part of a wellness-focused series that provides some tools and strategies [...]

Domestic Violence during COVID-19

2020-04-27T15:18:48-06:00April 24th, 2020|Our View|

The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges and restrictions to all of our daily lives. But for families in need of support, their options have always been limited. The pandemic has given us a sobering reminder of how fragile safety and well-being can be. We are all connected and one person’s wellness impacts another [...]

How to Support YW During COVID-19

2020-05-04T14:54:29-06:00April 6th, 2020|Our View|

YW Calgary is working hard to limit COVID-19’s impact on the vulnerable women and families we support. While some of our programs are closed, we cannot stop providing our critical services which include our shelter programs that see nearly 200 women and children every night. We are being proactive in our response and making [...]

COVID-19 Income Supports

2020-04-15T16:24:41-06:00March 30th, 2020|Our View|

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges in all of our lives. The situation has impacted many of us financially, but it can be difficult to know where to turn for support. In addition to existing income supports, the federal and provincial governments are offering extra help to individuals and families in these unprecedented [...]

YW Calgary COVID-19 Update

2020-08-04T12:18:20-06:00March 13th, 2020|Our View|

As Alberta & Calgary shifts into the new COVID-world, YW is developing forward-thinking plans and adapting to implement the tools and skills we have gained through the pandemic. We are slowly and intentionally re-opening in-person program delivery for services that shifted virtual and continuing to go above and beyond to keep our facilities safe [...]