Battered Women’s Support Services Commemorates 35 Years of Women’s Leadership to End Violence against Women

Battered Women’s Support Services Commemorates 35 Years of Women’s Leadership to End Violence against Women

Battered Women’s Support Services Commemorates 35 Years of Women’s Leadership to End Violence against Women In 1979, Battered Women’s Support Services was founded by a small but determined group of women. Thirty-five years later and much has been achieved in the effort to end violence against women. On November 25, 2014, celebrate our combined efforts,Continue Reading

Understanding the Role of Gender Persecution in the Life and Death of Lucia Vega Jimenez

Understanding the Role of Gender Persecution in the Life and Death of Lucia Vega Jimenez

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release September 30, 2014 Understanding the Role of Gender Persecution in the Life and Death of Lucia Vega Jimenez VANCOUVER, B.C. – Day two begins in Coroner’s inquest in to the death of Lucia Vega Jimenez while in custody of Canadian Border Services and Battered Women’s Support Services echoes our concernsContinue Reading

Gambling With The Lives Of Girls And Women

Gambling With The Lives Of Girls And Women

Our Executive Director Angela Marie MacDougall was live on Global News with Jill Krop to discuss the case of Raymond Caissie, a convicted high-risk sexual assault offender who was released from prison last year after serving 22 years and has now been charged with second-degree murder of 17-year-old Serena Vermeersch. The following is a rush transcription of the interview: JillContinue Reading

One Future Without Violence

One Future Without Violence

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 every year to mobilize efforts of individuals to save lives. This year the World Suicide Prevention Day theme is ‘Suicide Prevention: One World Connected‘ reflects the fact that connections are essential at many levels to combat suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death amongContinue Reading

2014 Women’s Safety and Outreach Volunteer Training

2014 Women’s Safety and Outreach Volunteer Training

2014 Women’s Safety and Outreach Volunteer Training BWSS offers training for women who want to volunteer for our Women’s Safety and Outreach Program to provide crisis support to girls and women survivors of gender violence in Downtown Eastside Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory. Join Battered Women’s Support Services to provide mobile crisis support, to participate inContinue Reading

You Are Invited To An Exclusive Adorn Shopping Party

You Are Invited To An Exclusive Adorn Shopping Party

You are invited to an exclusive Adorn Clothing Swap & Shopping Party at My Sister’s Closet. This exclusive Adorn Party will offer fun, mingling, refreshments and fabulous fashion from My Sister’s Closet. My Sister’s Closet is a thrift boutique a social enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS). All proceeds from the boutique go towardsContinue Reading

Art Sale for Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

Art Sale for Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

  Over 35 years, Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) has played a vital role by providing a safe place for women and children in Downtown Eastside Vancouver. Battered Women’s Support Services is proud of our long-standing relationship with DEWC. For over twenty years BWSS has worked in collaboration with DEWC to support women’s empowerment andContinue Reading

Women’s Organizations Express Outrage Regarding HIGH-RISK OFFENDER in the Vicinity of Vulnerable Women and now at Large

Women’s Organizations Express Outrage Regarding HIGH-RISK OFFENDER in the Vicinity of Vulnerable Women and now at Large

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2014 Women’s Organizations Express Outrage Regarding HIGH-RISK OFFENDER in the Vicinity of Vulnerable Women and now at Large Vancouver, BC- High-risk sexual assault offender forty-eight year old Donald James Sabey is wanted Canada-wide for failing to return to his halfway house in Vancouver. In 2005, Donald Sabey wasContinue Reading

Run4Mom: An Action to Bring Awareness, Inspiration and Support

Run4Mom: An Action to Bring Awareness, Inspiration and Support

Run4Mom: An Action to Bring Awareness, Inspiration, and Support by Samantha Kearney On July 26th, 2014 Sarah Jamieson will run in memory of her Mom, Nora Lynne Donnelley (1951 – 2008), who died as a result of the impact of violence. RUN4MOM is Sarah’s action to bring awareness, inspiration, and support to girls and womenContinue Reading

Youth Safety Plan

Youth Safety Plan

YOUTH SAFETY PLAN Safety is always at the centre of our work at Battered Women’s Support Services. You may call BWSS Crisis & Intake Line at 604-687-1867 or toll free at 1-855-687-1868 for support and information. If you are in an abusive relationship, remember that reading or researching online may also present risks, you can log offContinue Reading