Programs & Services
Any woman who has experienced abuse in an intimate relationship, childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault may access our services. Abuse takes many different forms and BWSS recognizes all types of abuse. Every woman has the right to be safe and free from violence. BWSS provides a secure environment in which women and young women are free to express themselves without being judged or threatened. BWSS programs and services include:
Learn more about programs and services here.
YOUth Ending Violence
Battered Women’s Support Services has delivered youth prevention programming since the late 1980’s. Our program has always included multi media components and discussion within mixed gender and single gender youth environments, primarily within the school system (conventional, alternative and private). The workshops were presented to youth in grades 8-12, primarily in grades 10-12 and on relatively rare occasions grades 6 and 7. Working with school counsellors, school administrators and youth workers, we consistently provided education workshops to the tune of over 1,600 sessions over the past 20 or so years.
Our program called Dating Violence Education Program consisted of three streams: violence in dating relationships in mixed gender settings, healthy relationships in single (girls/women only) and mixed gender settings and dating Violence awareness for girls and young women.
Learn more about YOUth Ending Violence prevention program here.
Run for Battered Women’s Support Services! in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon
On Sunday, June 23rd, Battered Women’s Support Services will be participating in the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon.
We aim to raise $10,000! Please help us make this happen. One-half of all Canadian women have experienced at least one incident of violence since the age of 16. Every women had the rights to be safe and free from violence.
Each year BWSS answers over 10,000 crisis calls and provides safe space for women where they freely express themselves and find support in their journey. We need your help to raise funds for this essential and critical support for women.
Whether you run a half marathon or walk a 5k, you can ask your family and friends to sponsor you and the money you raise will go to BWSS. Sign up here and raise money by creating your own personal fundraising page which you can e-mail, facebook, tweet and so forth.
Let’s raise $10,000 for the women and girls who access services at BWSS!