Welcome to Anchored Mouse – where care and creativity come together to make a meaningful impact! Immerse yourself in the world of Anchored Mouse, a heartfelt initiative dedicated to providing solace and support through uniquely crafted stuffed weighted animals and lap blankets. Designed for both children and adults navigating anxiety and stress, our products are more than just comforting companions—they are infused with love and care. But that's not all. Anchored Mouse is not just a business; it's a social enterprise with a goal to raise awareness about the social barriers that hinder marginalized women and gender-diverse individuals from achieving economic independence. We believe in breaking down these barriers by fostering skill development, offering structure, and instilling meaning in the lives of vulnerable individuals, including those reintegrating into the community after incarceration. Our approach is as unique as our products—feminist, participatory, trauma-informed, and holistic. We don't just provide comfort; we create a work environment through which individuals can feel empowered to pave the way for lasting change. Anchored Mouse is more than a brand; it's a movement. By choosing Anchored Mouse, you're not just investing in high-quality, personalized products; you're contributing to a cause. The revenue generated goes back into sustaining the programs and services of EFryNB, ensuring a ripple effect of positive change in the lives of women and gender-diverse individuals. Our vision extends beyond individual well-being; it encompasses self-worth, self-confidence, self-efficacy, resilience, and the creation of empowered contributors to their communities. Join us on this journey of compassion, creativity, and community transformation. Together, let's anchor hope and healing in every stitch, every blanket, and every heart we touch.
Individuals who attempt to navigate the record suspension process on their own often face significant challenges with the complexities, costs, and requirements involved. Recognizing these issues, we are committed to providing the necessary support and advocacy to help overcome these obstacles. In addition to providing emotional support, we walk individuals through the process, effectively navigating potential roadblocks, helping with compiling required documentation, and ensuring compliance with the legal system’s stringent criteria. Through our dedicated efforts, those we support gain the tools to take charge of their journey, pursue a fresh start, and break free from the constraints of their past criminal records. We aim to create a positive impact on their lives, fostering a more inclusive and understanding community in New Brunswick.
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EFryNB offers an annual bursary to help women, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse individuals who are affected by criminalization reach their educational or employment goals. In November 2020, EFryNB’s Board of Directors established a permanent endowment fund with the Saint John Community Foundation. For education, the bursary can be used for tuition, course fees, required books, technology, and/or materials. For employment, the bursary can be used for start-up costs for small business, certification courses, clothing, work boots, or required equipment and materials. Any woman, Two-Spirit, or gender-diverse individual in New Brunswick who has been involved with the criminal justice system and wishes to further their education or employment goals can apply. Applications can be received until May 31 of each year.
EFryNB proudly offers a dynamic speaking series aimed at raising awareness of pressing social issues. These engaging opportunities feature inspiring talks and thought-provoking discussions that shed light on a range of critical topics, from inequality and human rights to social justice concerns. Our passionate staff foster an environment for meaningful dialogue and the exchange of ideas. By organizing this series, we aspire to spark positive change and mobilize our community to take action for a better, more equitable world.
At EFryNB, our exceptional team is the cornerstone of transformation, providing unwavering support and expertise to guide individuals on their journey to positive change. Committed, compassionate, and collaborative, our team empowers each person, ensuring they embark on a transformative path toward a brighter, more resilient future.
Breaking barriers for over 36 years, providing safe spaces, counselling, and social inclusion opportunities for women and gender-diverse individuals impacted by criminalization towards a community of belonging, strength, and empowerment. Proud member of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, championing change and justice across the province.