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MOMSS provides healing through caring

About Us

Mission Statement

Through a four-year life skills apprenticeship, Making Ourselves Matter Services Society (MOMSS) empowers at-risk young women to become competent, productive, and contributing members in their communities who sustain not only their own well-being but contribute to the well-being of others.

Our Objectives

Making Ourselves Matter Services Society (MOMSS) is addressing the following critical social issues:

  1. In British Columbia, youth coming out of ministry care are expected to be completely self-sufficient as soon as they turn 19. As a result, aging out of ministry care is seen as abrupt and final to many young adults. MOMSS is going to take over from where government care leaves off, and invest four more years into these young women, enhancing and expanding capacity and stable long-lasting support within the community. With more time, skills, and support, they can reach a level of maturity where they can thrive as adults. The major causes of homelessness for such aged-out youth have been attributed to a lack of independent living skills and employment. MOMSS will support these young women toward achieving their maximum potential, including education and employment goals.
  2. We will complement the efforts of other existing community resources locally and provincially by adding a further level of skills and support, a subsequent or continuum of care for those committed to lasting change in their lives.
  3. In the first three months after leaving a treatment or rehabilitation facility the probability of relapse increases dramatically. As ongoing support is so crucial, MOMSS will be ideal for those who are determined to have a more stable future, and have already worked hard to have another chance.
A journey of a thousand miles beings with a small step.
- Mohandas K. Gandhi