Mokami Status of Women Council

In 1979, a group of women began the Happy Valley-Goose Bay Status of Women Council. Soon afterward it adopted the name the Mokami Status of Women Council. Their initial focus was to start a transition house in the area (which they achieved with Libra House in 1986), but their work soon incorporated other womenís issues such as rape crisis, day care, women and the constitution, and housing. They also supported the Womenís Health Education Project, which was being run by the Newfoundland Status of Women Council (later known as the St. Johnís Status of Women Council) and the Womenís Institutes in the early 80s. Today, the Mokami Status of Women Council is still serving the needs of the women in its community.