End violence against women and girls
Every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. You can make a difference.  Stand with BWSS and with people around the world to call for an end to gender-based violence. Every day of the year we will be here to help the women who need us.

Your gift today will make a difference!

  • You’ll help us work with immigrant and refugee women (and any woman experiencing violence or intimidation) to navigate the legal system.
  • You’ll help us provide crisis intervention.
  • You’ll help us provide support and guidance in a number of different languages.
  • You’ll help us give thousands of women each year the courage to speak up, to stand up, and to leave their abuser.

Any gift you can give today will help. Thank you.

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We are privileged every day to see how women are breaking the silence of violence, seeking a safe space to share their experience, and empowering themselves.

Battered Women’s Support Services is committed to ending violence against women and being part of the solution! And it is working.

80% of the women who participate in our support groups saw an alleviation of the effects of violence in their lives.

Yet the epidemic persists. In the first few months of 2013, we have witnessed terrifying violence against women and girls accross Canada from Vancouver to Winnepeg, from Nova Scotia to Pitt Meadows. Every day we are receiving more calls from women to get help and more requests from the community to provide our services.

Battered Women’s Support Services needs your support to continue doing this work.

You can support BWSS these ways:

1. Get Informed

The first thing you can do to end violence against girls and women is educate yourself. The better informed you are, the better able you will be to end all form of violence. Below are some links to basic information, please see our resource section for more in-depth tools and resources.

What is Abuse?
How Can I Help my Friend?
Women’s Resource Card
How can BWSS help?
Further Resources

2. Connect & Share

Next step? Spread the word. Follow My Sister’s Closet and BWSS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our blog. From your computer you have the power to re-tweet and post our activity to your networks, find out what we are doing in our community, attend an event that we are at, share life-saving information and more.

My Sister’s Closet:

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Battered Womens’ Support Services:

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3. Get Updates

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4. Give Today

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Battered Women’s Support Services is making a difference

Your gift to BWSS helps us deliver support services to women survivors of violence every day on our crisis lines, in counselling, and in support groups. Your donation also allows us to work in the community to raise awareness and empower both women and men to take action to end violence.

Learn how you can give to end violence

5. Volunteer Time

Twice a year BWSS offers training for women who want to volunteer on our Crisis and Intake line to provide crisis support to women survivors of violence. Learn more about how you can volunteer your time.

Every women and girl deserves a life free from violence.