OCS Annual Outcomes Report 2014-2015
• Soup Sisters & Broth Brothers Support of Transition Houses This is a non-profit charitable social enterprise has been dedicated to providing comfort to women, children and youth through the making, sharing, and donating of soup and continues to provide soup for the residents of Evergreen and Virginia Sam. Stephanie Cadieux, MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale and Minister of Children & Family Development, volunteered with some members of her Liberal caucus to make soup (approximately 60 quarts) at one of the soup-making events, regularly held at Bistro 72 at the Old Surrey Restaurant under the guidance of a chef facilitator. Providing soups made from scratch with the finest and freshest ingredients possible, makes a big difference to women who are often feeling overwhelmed in the transition house environment. • Union Job Descriptions Job descriptions for all unionized programs were collaboratively revised with employee feedback to more accurately reflect the actual work being done, and then forwarded to HR, E-Team, CSSEA and BCGEU for approval. • Domestic Violence Community Response OCS has participated within the community in developing a stronger response to the issue of Domestic Violence, resulting in specialized staff training and additional group services for clients. Groups are now being offered, and the partner agencies are looking at developing a “Center for Domestic Peace” to serve “high conflict” families.
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