Client Goal Management
Afreen was born in India and moved to Calgary at a young age. In high school Afreen found the environment challenging and she had difficulties with her studies due to family and peer pressure. In an attempt to address her frustrations, she embarked on a relationship with a young man as an escape route. This eventually led her to drop out of school and shortly thereafter she got pregnant. Not long after her son was born, Afreen’s relationship turned into a nightmare filled with abuse. She made the courageous decision to leave the relationship for the safety of her son.
The reality of life dawned on her when she was faced with all her responsibilities – paying bills, providing for herself and her son with no child support, no job, no high school diploma, depressed, and totally lost in direction. Overwhelmed and scared, Afreen was directed by a friend to WINS Family Resource Centre and there she narrated her story amidst tears and an emotional breakdown.
The facilitators at WINS helped Afreen identify her priorities and set out achievable goals. Afreen`s dream has always been to own her own spa, and the first step to achieve this dream was to enroll in an esthetic program. The WINS facilitators directed Afreen to available resources to reduce the impact of her bills and to find and pay for daycare for her son that would enable her to go to school.