Programs & Services

Cornerstone, a place where hope grows…

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre (Cornerstone) provides accessible, compassionate programs and services that are grounded in research and are best-practice modeled. Our services provide a range of options, helping women access the right kind of support at the right time in their journey. All services are free, confidential, women-centred, inclusive, and accepting. All women-identified individuals are welcome in our spaces, including cis and transwomen.

Cornerstone Connect
Violence can occur at any moment so Cornerstone is available around the clock. Our text or online chat portal are monitored and answered by skilled and understanding staff ready to provide support and resources when women, children, and youth need it most. Available everyday between 6 PM and 6AM.

Shelter
Our shelter provides a safe home-away-from-home feeling while women and families are supported in planning their next steps. Skilled staff are available 24-hours a day to ensure women have the comforts of home they need, as well as counselling, information and connections to local resources. Our coordinated approach connects women and children to the supports they require while staying with us in shelter. 

Community Services
At Cornerstone support goes beyond shelter. We help to empower women to thrive through community programming.  Women, children and youth have the opportunity to access transformative programs that teach coping strategies, safety planning, or provide access to court support.

Podcast
The Counselling Corner with Cornerstone FVPC is a podcast hosted by two professional counsellors. The podcast features discussions, strategy sharing for coping mechanisms, and helpful tips on a variety of topics surrounding healthy relationships, mental health, self-improvement, and wellness.

Prevention
As an organization, we feel it is important to make a commitment to preventing future family violence. It is Cornerstone’s goal to take action to prevent problems before they occur by implementing a primary prevention approach to address family and gender-based violence.

THRIVE
Cornerstone is home to THRIVE, a free and confidential drop in service offered one morning a week for women 16+ impacted by violence. This hub creates a one stop access point for women by bringing community organizations under one roof, with access and support to a multitude of others.

Elder Abuse
Northumberland Elder Abuse Resource Network (NEARN) was created in the Spring of 2006 to facilitate the planning and coordination of services related to elder abuse prevention in Northumberland County and to provide education and awareness about Elder Abuse in the community.

Frameworks
Cornerstone is committed to delivering high-quality services grounded in research and best practices. When interacting with clients we have always embraced 5 key guiding principles and systems of thought and have integrated them across the organization.

Find Help
Get connected with support in Northumberland by connecting with Cornerstone. Are you looking for support outside of Northumberland County? Connect with a Provincial crisis line to find a support in a community near you.

FAQs
Seeking support can be challenging. Take the fear out of the unknown by reviewing our frequently asked questions.

Client Rights, Service Responsibilities and Complaints Procedure
 At Cornerstone we strive to provide excellent, respectful and caring services. Understanding your rights as a client helps to make this happen. Our goal is to support our clients by empowering them to make their own choices in an open, safe, non-judgmental atmosphere.

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