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Windsor Women’s Centre Celebrate Official Opening

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IMG_005webWindsor Women’s Centre in South Belfast today celebrated the beginning of a new era with the official opening of its purpose built premises located at Broadway.

The new Tate building, which cost £758,455, replaces Windsor Women’s Centre’s previous premises at Ebor Street.

It will operate as a women’s education, therapy and well-being centre and make a major impact on community relations through an extended range of reconciliation training programmes.

 

The new building houses an onsite counselling and family support room, two individual treatment rooms, a training and meeting room and a training room replicating a real working salon for complementary therapies.

The International Fund for Ireland made £352,000 available towards the project through its Community Based Economic and Social Regeneration Programme.

 

Speaking at the official launch, International Fund for Ireland Board Member Siobhan Fitzpatrick CBE said: “This is an exciting project for south Belfast. Windsor Women’s Centre is widely recognised for its contribution towards creating a better future for women and their families as a non-sectarian, non-racist, non-political organisation that actively pursues an open door policy. In that sense, it supports the Fund’s objectives of delivering sustainable, long-term positive impacts that can transform communities. We look forward to seeing the Centre and its users prosper and grow in the years ahead.”

Established in 1990, Windsor Women’s Centre works to develop and promote equality of opportunity and champion practices and policies to better the lives of women and their families.

Windsor Women’s Centre Chief Executive Eleanor Jordan said: “Our thanks go to the International Fund for Ireland and other funders for helping to make our new centre a reality. Windsor Women’s Centre is situated in an area of high social and economic deprivation. Our new building will help us build upon our foundations in providing a service and creating even more opportunities for women and their families so that they may experience the chance to learn, grow and develop their capacity to make a better future for themselves.”

A range of services will be delivered from the new premises including counselling, complementary therapies, education and training courses, good relations and diversity programmes, mental health, trauma and resilience building programmes, and children’s health programmes.

Windsor Women’s Group is also involved in a Fund-sponsored collaboration with Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich and the 174 Trust. The City Connections Project delivers innovative cross-community arts and cultural activities across Belfast.

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