Women’s Safety and Outreach Program
After a successful pilot project, The Women’s Safety and Outreach Program for women and girls in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver that have experienced gender violence/abuse is re-launching for the month of April.
Women and girls of the Downtown Eastside Vancouver Community experience gender violence at disproportionate rates. Pushed to the absolute margins of society, predators seek to exploit the many layers of oppression women and girls of the community are navigating. Working in collaboration with other community providers, the Women’s Safety and Outreach addresses a gap in outreach support services for women by women, Monday – Friday from 5p.m to 1 a.m.
We provide women-centered, non-judgemental support that is enveloped in an awareness of the impact that trauma/gender violence has on a woman’s ability to cope. Services provided include crisis intervention and support, safety planning, advocacy, accompaniments, resource referral, transportation, counselling, outreach supplies and so much more.
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 and/or abuse in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver.
Join Battered Women’s Support Services to provide crisis support and to participate in education and outreach services.
Participants will learn:
• Crisis intervention and support
• Safety planning
• Peer counselling and communication
• Anti-Oppression Analysis
• Intersection of Trauma and Substance Use/Mental Health
• Theoretical Feminist Framework of Violence against women
• Criminal, Family and Immigration Law
• Group Facilitation skills and so much more.
Information Session • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 6-7 PM
Training Dates • MARCH 29 & 30 • APRIL 5 & 6, 11 AM – 5 PM
To register or for more information contact Terriea.
You can download poster here.
Last year, Battered Women’s Support Services responded to over 10,000 crisis calls from women and girls to get help and end violence. We could not provide this essential support without your contribution.