Ending Violence Blog

Via our award winning blog Battered Women’s Support Services provides education and advocacy as we work towards the elimination of violence.

Fashion Forward for Summer with My Sister’s Closet

Update your wardrobe with one-of-a-kind finds at My Sister's Closet, eco-thrift boutique and social enterprise at Battered Women's Support Services (BWSS). As advocates of zero waste, eco-fashion and the thrift movement, My Sister's Closet has a beautiful range of new...

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This Mother’s Day, Give the Gift of Safety

Battered Women’s Support Services responds to over 11,000 requests for services annually. Many women who experience violence are mothers. As many as 1 in 4 women experience physical and/or sexual violence during pregnancy which increases the likelihood of having a...

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BWSS Passing of the Quilt Celebration

On May 9, 2018, Battered Women's Support Services hosted a very special evening for a passing of the quilt celebration at My Sister's Closet (MSC). MSC social enterprise of BWSS, received a generous donation of fabric and worked with a team of quilters led by Bobbie...

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Legal Internship Oppertunities with BWSS

The Legal Services and Advocacy Program has opportunities for women law students to complete a volunteer-based legal internship at Battered Women’s Support Services. The responsibilities of the legal interns includes interviewing women, assessing and analyzing legal...

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Join the #SafetyChangesEverything team!

Since 2012, you and others like you have supported us through their participation in the Scotiabank Half-Marathon and 5K Charity Challenge. Over the last six years you have ran, walked and wheeled with BWSS in support of women and girls in our community and together...

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Volunteer with My Sister’s Closet, Eco-Thrift Boutique!

Love fashion? The excitement, the clothing, the accessories! My Sister’s Closet (MSC), eco-thrift boutique is all about fashion for social change. Volunteering at MSC provides girls and women with volunteer experience which increases esteem, confidence, and...

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We’re Taking it to the Streets!

Since 2012, our supporters have participated in the Scotiabank Half-Marathon & 5K Charity Challenge, fundraising through walking, wheeling, running and donating each June to support women and girls in our community. Over the last 6 years, together, we have raised over...

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BWSS Hopeful with Legal Aid Increases to Family Law Services

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release April 25, 2018 Women’s Organization Hopeful with Legal Aid Increases to Family Law Services Vancouver, BC–Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) is cautiously hopeful with Legal Services Society (LSS) announcement of increases to...

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Life-Saving Work

Prevention Week has Concluded but Violence Prevention Continues across the Province Community based organizations all over the Province do so much every day with so little. We truly appreciate all the incredible people that are doing life-saving work on the front-line...

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Earth Day 2018

This Earth Day, My Sister's Closet, eco-thrift boutique is making it easier for you to make the switch to thrift. On Sunday, April 22nd shop and receive 25% off or recycle by dropping off a clothing donation and receive 35% off on in store purchases! Earth Day hours...

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Prevention of Violence against Women Week 2018

For thousands of women and their children across Canada there is no “Home Sweet Home”. For Prevention of Violence against Women Week, April 15-21, 2018, Battered Women's Support Services presents "Home Sweet Home", a provocative video that poignantly confronts the...

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