On this episode of RTNT, Kristi hosts as we explore two agencies that support women.
First up you will hear had RTNT’s Saretta interview Patricia O’Connell Sistering's Executive Director, Tina Shapiro the Drop in and Employment Support Coordinator and Karen, a Peer Support Worker from Sistering. Sistering is a multi-service agency supporting women from across Toronto who experience first-hand the impact of marginalization and poverty. They may be homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. They are a diverse group, from 16 to 80-plus years old: women with substance use or mental health issues; sex workers; women who have interactions with the criminal justice system; women who have experienced, or are experiencing, trauma and violence; immigrant and refugee women; women with health issues and disabilities; and women.
We also hear from RTNT’s Judith who interviewed Harmeet and Kimberly from Up With Women. Up With Women is a registered charity dedicated to helping recently homeless and at-risk women to build sustainable, prosperous careers and businesses with the aim of permanently exiting poverty. Both Harmeet and Kimberly were previous clients of Up With Women and now play a big role in the organization.
This episode originally aired on September 12th, 2018 on CJRU 1280 AM and cjru.ca.
For more information about Sistering, please visit: sistering.org/.
For more information about Up With Women, please visit: upwithwomen.org/
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