Resource Library

Resource Library for Women
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Here are various programs with phone numbers and websites to access further information.

7th St. Health Access Centre, Brandon, MB 204-578-4800
Addiction Foundation 204-729-3838
Anxiety Disorders Assoc. of MB 204-725-8550
Battered Women’s Crisis Line no website 1-800-362-3344
Brandon Friendship Centre 204-727-1407
Canadian Mental Health Association 204-571-6835
Centre for Adult Psychiatry 204-578-4555
Child and Family Services 204-726-6030
Crisis Pregnancy Centre 204-727-6161
Dakota Ojibway Child and Family Services 204-729-3650
Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre 204-726 6280
Family Conciliation 204-726-6336
Family Violence Prevention Program 204-726-6336
Legal Aid Manitoba 204-729-3484
Manitoba Family Services and Housing 204-726-6336
Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council 204-945-6281
Metis Child, Family and Community Services 204-927-6960
Mood Disorders Association 204-725-8555
Mobile Crisis Units (incl. suicide) 204-725-4411
National Kids Help Phone 800-668-6868
Samaritan House Ministries 204-726-0758
Sexual Assault Crisis Program 888-292-7565
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Inc. 204-975-3010
Support Group for Recently Separated/Divorces no website 204-727-7005
Teen Touch Helpline  MB no website 800-563-8336
The Counseling Centre 204-726-8706
Westman Crisis Service 888-379-7699
Westman Women’s Shelter 800-203-2343
Victim Services/Domestic Violence Unit 204-726-6515

Here are phone numbers for the Westman Region that can also point you to other resources.

Remember you can always call us during our office hours (effective June 2014):
Monday-Wednesday 10am-4:30pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 10am-3pm

Prairie Mountain Health
(Assiniboine, Brandon, Parkland)
Crisis Stabilization Unit
Mobile Crisis Unit
Adult Mental Health intake
After hours contact
Former Parkland-Intake:
Ste. Rose du Lac
Swan River
Dauphin Mental Health Crisis Response Line




Handouts Available for Download

Recognizing Abuse

Healthy Versus Unhealthy Relationships

Journaling Activity: Stress Management Plan

Some Long-term Effects of Abuse

Fears in Leaving an Abusive Situation

Safety Planning Worksheets

For Youth:

Youth: Healthy Versus Unhealthy Relationships

Youth: The Cycle of Violence

Youth: How Do I Get Out of an Unhealthy or Abusive Relationship?

Youth: What Do I Do if a Friend Tells Me that She Is in an Abusive Relationship?

Youth: Teen Power and Control Wheel

Available at the Women’s Resource Centre

Let’s Draw About it – The Domestic Workbook for Children
Compiled by Ashley Heinrichs.  The workbook includes activities for children, suggested readings for  children and parents,  plus other suggested resources.  It also comes with a box of crayons!

Books available for borrowing from the Women’s Resource Centre

Living in Manitoba:  A Resource Guide for Women with Disabilities

Emotional Fitness:  Discovering Our Healing Power

Available from your local library or through interlibrary loan

Marie Bostwick, A Thread of Truth (fiction)

Margaret Yorke, Cause for Concern (fiction)

Norah McClintock, Down (teen fiction)

Linda Richards, ed., Family Violence

Joan Lefuvre, Fresh Start

Judy Ford, Getting over Getting Mad

Jane Middleton-Moz, Lisa Tener, and Peaco Todd, Good and Mad

Danielle Steele, Journey (fiction)

Liza Palmer, More Like Her (fiction)

Darer Littman, Purge (teen fiction)

Lou Brown Francois and Merritt Mckeon, Stop Domestic Violence

Harriet Lerner, The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships

Kris Radish, Tuesday Night Miracles (fiction)

Ben Mikaelson, Touching Bear Spirit (teen fiction)

Linda Mcleod, Wife Battering in Canada: The Vicious Circle

Jill Cory and Karen McAndeless-Davis, When Love Hurts: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Abuse in Relationships

Neil Jacobsen and John Gottman, When Men Batter Women

Lundy Bancroft, Why Does He Do That: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

Steven Stosny, You Don’t Have to Take It Anymore