The women’s counselling program (STV) offers individual and group support for women who have been impacted by abuse and/or violence. This includes historical abuse and sexual assault. Provided from a woman-centered, trauma-informed, feminist perspective and within an accessible, safe and supportive environment, the STV model is based on respectful relationships. Program services are delivered in a manner that respects each woman’s individual rights, safety and human dignity, regardless of economic status, gender, age, race, cultural or ethnic origins, physical or mental ability, or sexuality. Women are experts in their own lives and their experiences and perceptions are honoured.