The goal of our open door is to provide a place where women can break away from their isolation and find a place to talk, share and feel a sense of belonging. Women come to get information or simply to have someone listen. This open door policy is often the first contact women have with the centre and leads to their participation in other activities. With or without appointment, women can speak with someone either in person or by telephone.

Daycare and transportation are free and available to women who wish to attend any of our offered activities but do not have their own means.

Counselling Service in Bedford

Women face pressure such as managing workloads, caregiving, finances, life at home or ill health. Many things can add up to feeling there's no hope or no way forward...

Finding someone to help get through emotional issues can be very difficult, and although the CIUSSS offer services, the waiting time can be long.

We offer free individual counselling on a short term basis, however, we are available to listen and help find solutions.

Our purpose is to guide you in your efforts to discover, enhance and use your own strengths to accomplish personal goals. Drop in or call Barb or Nancy at 450-248-0530.

Counselling Service in Knowlton

Barb is available two mornings a month at the Lac Brome Community Centre for information, assistance, private consultations, or just a friendly ear over a cup of coffee from 9:30 until noon on the dates of our Coffee Breaks in Knowlton.

Computers for beginners

For more information, and to personalize your course, please call or email Nancy at avantenancy@bellnet.ca.

Subjects available are: Introduction to the computer; Introduction to Windows; Introduction to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, computer security, booking travel on-line, and Facebook.

Registration is required!


This service permits a woman to have someone accompany her in legal situations that may be challenging such as court and lawyer visits. These requests usually come from women who are worried about the process or who have already had a negative experience. Our presence serves to clarify the information received, assist the woman to specify and take responsibility for her needs and generally, support the woman throughout the process.