Search Organizations (English): British Columbia, Intimate partner violence

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Battered Women's Support Services  
http://www.bwss.org/

Provides education, advocacy, and support services to assist battered women in British Columbia. Also offers feminist-oriented training to support group facilitators and peer counselors for women’s groups.

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Revelstoke Women's Shelter Society
Port Alberni Transition House

Port Alberni Transition House (PATH) is an emergency and safe shelter for women and children at risk of abuse, threats or violence. 

Lake District Safe Haven Transition House Society

It's hard to leave when you don't know where to go. Women have a right to be safe in their own homes - but sometimes the only safe place is somewhere else.

 


Transition houses, safe homes and second-stage houses are meant to be safe places. Their addresses Aare not widely publicized to try to keep them safer. When you've finished your stay at a transition house, you are given priority for affordable housing where it is available.


  • Transition houses provide temporary housing in a safe, secure environment for women and their children leaving abusive relationships. Women and their children usually stay in a transition house for less than a month.

  • Safe homes provide temporary accommodation in communities where transition houses do not exist. The safe home may be a rental apartment, private home or hotel unit.

  • Second-stage houses help women who have left abusive relationships make long-term plans for independent living. Women and their children usually stay in a second-stage house for 9-12 months.

BC/Yukon Society of Transition Houses  
http://www.bcysth.ca/

Presents a non-profit association of transition houses, safe homes, second stage houses, and other groups which serve the needs of abused women and their children.

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BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre, Woman Abuse Response Program
Promotes and supports the health care and safety needs of women experiencing abuse through program development, staff training and education, and research and resource materials related to health care practices involving the abuse of women.
Atira Women’s Resource Society  
http://www.atira.bc.ca/index.htm

Vancouver organization committed to the work of ending violence against women through providing direct service, as well as working to increase awareness of and education around the scope and impact on our communities of men's violence against women and children.

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