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Projects

This has been a very successful year in obtaining small grants for pilot projects. New Start received a grant from the Sexual Violence Strategy to provide group counselling for men who had been traumatized by sexual abuse as young boys. The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia has provided a grant for us to complete the Journey Men Project. Two Community Health Board grants have enabled us to provide group counselling for women using the medium of art therapy and yoga for men and women. We are waiting to hear from the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation about funding for a women’s group that we shall be partnering with Halifax Regional Police Victim Services. Our first canine therapy program with men was held in the spring. The Rotary Club of Dartmouth East has provided a small grant for a second yoga program for men. The poster campaign will be ready in November.