Not only is January a time when lots of folks commit or re-commit to making their overall wellness and mental and physical well-being a priority, but we are also currently dealing with a resurgence of Covid-19 cases due to the Omicron variant which is impacting people's mental health and wellness. In order to support those of you who are looking for supports during this time, and particularly free/low-cost and virtual supports, we wanted to compile a list of resources for you that may help.
Nutrition, Movement, and Physical Well-Being
Do you know of any other free/low-cost programming and activities that support mental and physical well-being that are happening over the next few weeks that we missed? Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December is a time for reflecting back on the year and counting blessings. Second Story is tremendously grateful for the support we have received this year and we would like to recognize some of the folks whose contributions have helped keep our doors open and our services available in 2021.
These are some of the businesses and organizations that have awarded us grants to support on our mission of supporting women, girls and gender-oppressed people.
Third Party Fundraisers
These are some of the individuals, businesses and organizations that have undertaken fundraisers for us, allowing us to remain focused on our mission of supporting women, girls and gender-oppressed people.
Businesses and Organizations
These are some of the local businesses and organizations who have financially supported Second Story this year.
Thanks to the donations of funds and in-kind services from the following folks, we were able to engage more than 70 youth in our programming this year!
We would also like to acknowledge the many individuals who donated to Second Story this year who wish to remain anonymous. We are so appreciative of your support.
We would like to acknowledge the friends and families of those who passed this year who donated in memory of their loved ones. We are honoured and grateful for your support.
Finally, we would like to acknowledge our amazing crew of almost 40 active volunteers who collectively donated more than 1400 hours of their time to Second Story this year! We are truly grateful for your generous contributions to our organization.
Second Story will be closed from Monday, December 20, 2021 until Tuesday, January 4, 2022. This includes our weekly Wednesday walking group, which will next meet on January 5, 2022. Best Wishes for a safe and happy holiday season! We will see you in the New Year!
If you need immediate assistance or support while we are closed, please contact:
☎️ Emergency Services - 911
☎️ 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line - 1-888-429-8167
☎️ Harbour House 24 hour Support Line - 1-888-543-3999
☎️ Wellness Together Canada - 1-866-585-0445 (adults) / 1-888-668-6810 (youth). Or Text WELLNESS to 741741
☎️ NS Crisis Text Line (24/7) - Text NSSTRONG to 741741
☎️ Indian Residential School Survivor 24 Hour Crisis Line - 1-866-925-4419
☎️Canada Suicide Prevention Service 24 Hour Crisis Line - 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645 (text services only available 5PM – 1AM)
☎️ Good2Talk (Post-Secondary Students) - 1-833-292-3698
☎️ Hope for Wellness Help Line (Experienced and culturally competent counsellors available to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Phone and chat counselling is available in English and French. On request, phone counselling is also available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut) - 1-855-242-3310. Online chat available at hopeforwellness.ca
☎️ Youth / BIPOC Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868 or text 'home' to 686868 for kids. Indigenous Peoples can connect with an Indigenous volunteer crisis responder, when available, by texting FIRST NATIONS, INUIT or METIS to 686868 and Black youth can text RISE to 686868 for specialized supports as well
☎️ Trans Lifeline - (Trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive) - 1-877-330-6366
☎️ 24/7 Community Resource Directory - 211
Heads up, Second Story will be closed today for a staff day today. We will re-open tomorrow as usual. If you need immediate assistance or support while we are closed, please contact:
Attention new parents and guardians! Interested in participating in an online postpartum support group via Zoom? Email email@example.com!
Are you being subjected to gendered violence? Number to know: Harbour House in Bridgewater is our local transition house that offers shelter to women and children leaving domestic violence situations. They also offer free counselling to any survivors of gendered violence (including sexual violence, stalking, emotional abuse and whether you have used their shelter services or not). They have a 24 hour crisis line: 902.543.3999 / 888.543.3999.