We Organize, We March, We Organize

We Organize, We March, We Organize

Over 18,000 people attended the Women’s March on Washington in Vancouver with 673 marches worldwide, and at least 3.3 million people. Those are impressive numbers. It’s hard not to be inspired by that. And now it’s up to us to continue the work for change.  Join BWSS to Help End Violence against Women. Continue your… Continue Reading >>

Justice for Women Matters

Justice for Women Matters

This is an update sharing two new legal initiatives at Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) and a reminder of a third. Drop-In Family Law Information and Referral Clinic   The Legal Advocacy Program Drop-In Family Law Information and Referral Clinic is available every Thursday from 6-8pm on a first come-first served basis. This clinic is… Continue Reading >>

Battered Women’s Support Services Legal Advocacy Program – Drop-In Family Law Information and Referral Clinic

Battered Women’s Support Services Legal Advocacy Program – Drop-In Family Law Information and Referral Clinic

When: Every Thursday from 6-8pm on a first come-first served basis. This clinic is designed to provide legal information to women who have urgent matters in family law proceedings, legal information, legal referrals and legal advocacy support will be provided during one to one appointments. The Drop-In Family Law Information and Referral Clinic is not a… Continue Reading >>

Legal Advocacy Program at Battered Women’s Support Services

Legal Advocacy Program at Battered Women’s Support Services

Legal systems are complex and justice can be elusive for women. The Legal Advocacy Program at Battered Women’s Support Services helps support women through the legal process. The Legal Advocacy Program (LAP) at BWSS provides support, advocacy, information and accompaniment to women who have experienced violence and who are involved in the legal system. LAP… Continue Reading >>

Are you in a healthy relationship?

Are you in a healthy relationship?

Being in a healthy relationship means… Taking care of yourself before and while in a relationship Respecting individuality, embracing differences and allowing each person to “be themselves” Doing things with friends and family and having activities independent of each other Discussing things, allowing for differences of opinion, and compromising equally Expressing and listening to each… Continue Reading >>

Healing Ourselves, Healing our Communities

Healing Ourselves, Healing our Communities

BWSS Indigenous Women’s Program in collaboration with Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre hosts: Healing Ourselves, Healing our Communities Series A Drum Making Workshop for women with Jody Jones (Red Sweet Grass Woman). Connecting to the heartbeat of Mother Earth through teachings and a workshop to make a personal hand drum. On Sunday, February 19th 2017… Continue Reading >>

Consortium Formed to Support Sex Workers to Transition, Exit or Retire from Sex Industry

Consortium Formed to Support Sex Workers to Transition, Exit or Retire from Sex Industry

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release January 5, 2017 Consortium Formed to Support Sex Workers to Transition, Exit or Retire from Sex Industry Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver has among North America’s largest sex worker populations, yet there are currently no services explicitly and exclusively designed to assist sex workers in transitioning from sex work involvement to… Continue Reading >>