Free counseling for Haitian women in Dominica

Distraught Haitian woman in aftermath of Haiti earthquake/photo credit: i.dailymail.co.uk

Haitian women living in Dominica have been offered free counseling from the Dominica National Council of Women (DNCW).

DNCW President Josephine Dublin Prince says the council realizes the importance of supporting the Haitian community, particularly the women, throughout this ordeal.

“We are concerned about the plight of the Haitian people and we are standing in solidarity with them. As a women’s organization, we are concerned about the women and their children,” she explained.

“We have decided that as a management committee that we are encouraging members to give to the cause through various mediums. We have decided to offer our counseling services, but it would have to be through appointments because we realize that there have been a lot of requests for very important tangible things. But, we are concerned about those Haitians living here, particularly the women who have lost children and loved ones in Haiti and those that are suffering from within,” she said.

According to the DNCW official, a team of counselors have been assigned to assist with therapy.

“They need to speak to someone, so that they can take them through their suffering. If they need to cry out then we are there and we are offering them a shoulder to cry on,” Prince added.

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11 Comments

  1. whatever
    February 5, 2010

    Continue the outstanding job. Doing my bit in the ATL everyone should volunteer.All the best.

  2. January 25, 2010

    THIS IS A GOOD IDEA.

  3. January 25, 2010

    WELL DONE DOMINICANS,EVERY DOG HAS IT DAY.

  4. January 25, 2010

    This is wonderful, my heart goes out to the people of Haiti. Good thought, and may God bless your organization for this endeavour

  5. Junior Henandez
    January 22, 2010

    My sister great idea. Heart off to the president Josephine Dublin-Prince. We could be next.

  6. WARMA
    January 22, 2010

    Fantastic. They’re our sisters, we must look out for them.

  7. January 22, 2010

    Dominica Women’s Association…we applaud you. This is one of those stories that give me faith and bring a smile to my heart.

    The plight of the women and children in Haiti is extremely close to my heart and at this time of darkness in Haiti; whatever it is that we can do for the Haitian people will certainly be appreciated.

    Again DNCW…KUDOS to you. God bless. Together we can make a difference

  8. makeda
    January 22, 2010

    that,s great to know that dominica is helping haitiwomen

  9. Dominican to de bone
    January 21, 2010

    Excellent idea

  10. Prophet2
    January 21, 2010

    Nuff respect to the DNCW.

  11. Grandbayst thomas
    January 21, 2010

    Good idea today is theirs tomorrow may be ours. Wonderful idea

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