Take a Step
Bridging the Gap provides a safe, caring environment for women, offering support on the way to entering or re-entering the workforce. The program supports women who have experienced abuse & are seeking to (re-)enter the workforce.
Through our 14-week program, our staff will walk alongside participants to develop new skills and tools to gain independence, address the impacts of their abuse and grow their self-confidence.
The program typically runs Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Program intake happens in September, and November, keep your eye out for upcoming intake details.
Through the 14 weeks, you will gain:
An Understanding of You: Your Skills, Interests, Abilities, and Values
Mindfulness Training for Self-care | Skills for Finding and Keeping a Job
Skills Training through UFV to Open New Opportunities | Career Possibilities
Personal Growth and Healing Workshops include:
Setting Boundaries | Building Healthy Relationships | Problem-Solving
Effective Communication | Self-Esteem | Addiction Awareness
Understanding Anger & Conflict | Positive Attitudes & Behaviors
Budgeting Skills | Goal Setting
Supports While You are in the Program:
Training Allowance | Child Care Top-up | Transportation | Clothing
Personal Coaching | Referrals for Free 1-on-1 Counselling
In partnership with SARA for Women, Sardis Doorway, and Wilma’s Transition Society
With the support of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, and Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce