The St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre
When we all heard the news that Jenny Wright and her daughter Shelby had survived a harrowing collision on the Southern Shore highway, there was an enormous outpouring of concern and support. Jenny’s commitment to the feminist movement and to the innovative work by her team at the St. John’s Status of Women Council’s Women’s Centre is legendary.
I am thrilled to report that Jenny and Shelby are recovering and Jenny’s team at the Women’s Centre continues to do fantastic work. Their “Right Here, Right Now” counselling clinic, the province’s first and only drop-in, single-session counselling clinic for women, quickly connects with women and refers them on to complimentary programs and on to the road to recovery.
Conceptualized by the Women’s Centre and partnered with Dr. Catherine de Boer from the School of Social Work at Memorial University, “Right Here, Right Now” has had its first comprehensive evaluation and has proven to be a resounding success. Bravo to Jenny and her extraordinary team for creating a drop-in counselling clinic that is useful, relevant, and responsive!