Right Here, Right Now: A Women Centered, Trauma Informed Drop-In Counselling Initiative (Phase 2)

Lay Summary 

The second phase of the Right Here, Right Now Drop-in Counselling Clinic was funded with Accelerator Funds from Memorial's Office of Public Engagement. Phase two was a six month pilot counselling clinic located at the St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Center (SJSWC/WC). The clinic was open two days a week, Mondays and Tuesdays from 12:00 Noon – 6:00 p.m. from September 2016 to March 28, 2017. The six month pilot was part of a larger initiative that included: the development of the therapy model used at the clinic, mapping out the processes associated with program delivery, training the counselling team, designing the evaluative framework, developing the data collection instruments, collecting and analyzing data, writing the program evaluation report and lastly, communicating the findings through various venues.

The Right Here, Right Now Drop-In Counselling Initiative represents a partnership between the SJSWC/WC and the School of Social Work at Memorial University. The SJSWC/WC provided the staffing and space for the clinic, including the funding of one new counsellor position. The School of Social Work and the SJSWC/WC shared in promoting the clinic and in training the counselling team. The School of Social Work designed and completed the program evaluation.

School of Social Work
Accelerator Fund for Public Engagement
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador
Mental Health Services
Industry Sectors 
Health Care and Social Assistance
Start date 
1 Apr 2016
End date 
31 May 2017
Partner Organization 
St. John's Status of Women Council