Makeover + Wellness + Life Skill Development
A life-makeover is an opportunity for participants to access the three streams of programming to build self-esteem & change their lives. Four nights each week, we offer wellness, life skills development and makeovers for our participants. Beauty Night takes place at shelters, health care facilities, drop in centres, and transition homes. We serve 300 impoverished women and youth each week. By the end of 2014, we will have given over 50 000 makeovers. This would not be possible without the help of our supporters, volunteers and community partners. Together we work to improve the lives of impoverished women.
In 2010, Vancouver Foundation created a video of our cause in action:
Thee services offered to our participants include:
Wellness: Foot care, relaxation massage, reiki, homeopathy, acupuncture and SMART (Self Management and Recovery Therapy), fitness and yoga classes. Additional wellness workshops held in conjunction with our community partners include Flu Shot Clinics, Heart Care Clinics, Pap Awareness Nights, TB Testing, and Diabetes 2 Awareness Nights.
Life Skills Development: Stress management workshops, goal setting, vision boarding, education, and more.
Makeovers: Haircuts, skin cleansing, brow shaping, manicures, pedicures, and makeup application.
Participants are accepted as who they are; Beauty Night allows participants to make friends, learn new skills and connect to services and opportunities to become leaders in their community. 20% of Monday night volunteers are previous participants of the program.