Advocacy

Tearman Offers:

 

Advocacy

Many women benefit from the Advocacy Services of Tearmann Society. some of the areas we can advocate on behalf of women include:

  • Department of Community Services, Child Welfare
  • Department of Community Services, Income Assistance & Employment Support
  • Eastern Mainland Housing
  • Family Court
  • Provincial Court
  • Justice of the Peace Center
  • Medical Professionals
  • Police
  • Lawyers
  • Other community agencies

 

Advocacy can occur in many forms including:

  • phone calls
  • letters
  • court accompaniment
  • attend lawyers appointments
  • navigating court processes
  • assist with completing paperwork
  • accompaniment to Income Assistance appointments
  • case conferences
  • assist with information sessions at partnering agencies

 

"I was so anxious about attending court... Staff helped me stay calm, they arranged for a quiet room in the court house until I had to testify. She helped me stay grounded, was the person I could look at while i was on the stand... It helped to have one person there who was there for me and me alone"- Tearmann client 2015

 

 

 

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