April 7, 2024 Editor

End Abuse Programs

Mennonite Central Committee British Columbia Canada

WN: Esther, my partner, and I have been hugely privileged to have been connected to the End Abuse Programs for many years: Esther since 2009. She co-facilitates groups of women in Phase Two at the MCCBC Office (33933 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford–all Phases are for 10 weeks), and a Respectful Relationships for Survivors of Trauma Program in Fraser Valley Institution (FVI) for the same duration as above. There have been multiple contracts through MCCBC for the latter.

Together we have facilitated the Home Improvement Program for men: 15-week sessions, two a year, since 2017.

The video below was done by University of the Fraser Valley students. We all feel it is excellent. Many have told the facilitators that it has been life-giving! Unfortunately, they could not access women in the federal prison.

There is contact information at the end of the video, and also of course by clicking on the highlighted above.

You may also click here.

Following that video is a presentation Esther and I made about Home Improvement on Zoom for the MCC Saskatchewan Restoring Justice Conference, November 2021.

Please now see the first video:

Now for the Zoom video of MCC Saskatchewan Restoring Justice Conference, November 2021–the section we did about Home Improvement. The opening photo is of the Conference Room used by us for the Groups.:

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Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

Always appreciate constructive feedback! Thanks.