Here you will find resources for girls and young women including information and support links for mental health awareness, female body questions and support for struggling young women.
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RESOURCES FOR WOMEN
YWCA Canada is the country’s oldest largest women’s multi-service organization. Turning Point Programs for Women™ – which address personal safety, economic security and well-being – reach out to over 400,000 women and girls in nine provinces and two territories. YWCA is the largest national provider of shelter to women, serving 25,000 women, children and teen girls including 6,000 fleeing domestic violence each year. We are the largest provider of literacy, life skills, employment and counselling programs in the country, and the second largest provider of childcare services. YWCA Canada is a member association of the World YWCA which unites 25 million women and girls worldwide and spans 125 countries.
The Center is an educational entity that is committed to providing teen girls and young women with carefully researched health information, educational programs, and conferences. The mission of our website is to help teen girls, their parents, educators, and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. We want to empower teen girls and young women around the world to take an active role in their own health care.
Young Women in Business is a community for emerging female leaders and young professionals who want to create their own success. We believe every woman and young professional stepping into the workforce or growing in their career should be well equipped with the proper set of tools and knowledge to reach their fullest personal and professional potential. We provide young women and professionals with events, programs and an engaged network of ambitious women, to help them become successful in their careers, take on new challenges and develop skills.
Y-WE empowers young women from diverse backgrounds to step up as leaders in their schools, communities and the world. We do this through intergenerational mentorship, intercultural collaboration, and creative programs that equip girls with the confidence, resiliency, and leadership skills needed to achieve their goals and improve their communities. Y-WE provides mentorship and empowerment programs for teen women in the greater Seattle area. We serve a diverse group of girls, ages 13-18, and women mentors, ages 19-70+. The organization is open to young women from all walks of life.
ChooseREAL Campaign is taking a stand to change our culture and the way girls/women (and everyone) see themselves and the world – as a whole, complete, not lacking, worthy and more than enough! We are passionate about seeing a generation of girls who know and live out the truth that they (and everyone around them) are loved and valued, that they belong, and that they are more than enough, just as they are. We are passionate about enabling girls to CHOOSE what messages they believe and share, CHOOSE their outcomes, CHOOSE to embrace and celebrate their REAL identity and value.
RESOURCES FOR GIRLS
In partnership with schools and at Girls Inc. centres, we focus on the development of the whole girl. She learns to value herself, take risks, and discover and develop her inherent strengths. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.
At Dove, we believe no girl should be held back from reaching her full potential. However, anxieties over appearance can stop girls being their best selves, affecting their health, friendships and performance at school. For over 10 years, we’ve been helping young people with self-esteem education, globally reaching 17 million of them so far. Join us, and help reach even more.
Girlshealth.gov offers girls reliable, useful information on health and well-being. We cover hundreds of topics, from getting your period to stopping bullies, and from getting fit to preventing sexually transmitted infections. We make our pages clear and fun, and we make sure to answer key questions girls ask. Girlshealth.gov is committed to empowering girls to create strong, positive relationships and happy, healthy futures.
Girls are powerful. When they’re educated, healthy, and safe, they transform their communities. When girls stand up for girls in need, they empower each other and transform our world. As the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, Girl Up engages girls to take action. Led by a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates raising awareness and funds, our efforts help the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl.
Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Meeting twice a week in small teams, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
FearlesslyGirl is an internationally recognized anti-bullying organization dedicated to creating a Kinder Girl World in schools and communities across North America. Through our innovative school assembly programs, classroom curriculum, and campus Chapters we aim to inspire a generation of girls to be kinder to themselves and each other, putting an end to girl against girl bullying. We currently have 197 Chapters running in 27 States 7 Provinces, and 7 countries around the world.
RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH
DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Since 2015, the website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment, real stories of recovery, parent support and bullying. The mission of DrugRehab.com is to equip people and their families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.
HelpGuide is a trusted non-profit guide to improving mental, emotional and social health with over 200 science-based articles and other resources. HelpGuide was founded in 1999, dedicated to Morgan Leslie Segal. We believe her tragic suicide could have been avoided if she had access to professional information that gave her help and hope. We wanted to create an online experience that empowers people to help themselves create better mental health.
Our mission is to provide information, education, and support to the community, including people dealing with eating disorders themselves and loved ones that want to support friends or family members with eating disorders. We want to help you get the help you need to recover. We want to support you as you’re supporting a loved one with an eating disorder. We want you to succeed and to have a happy, healthy life. We also want to help parents, educators, and other adults that work with children and adolescents to be more aware of the signs and symptoms of eating disorders, so they can provide early intervention when needed.