Victims Become Survivors Every Day

November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

In the privacy of homes across British Columbia. The home is supposed to be safe. Every day, thousands of women in BC experience intimate partner, domestic and sexual violence in the privacy of their homes.

A call to BWSS Crisis Line is a lifeline where a victim can get:

A safety plan that is responsive to the unique dimensions of their experience of abuse and their lifestyle.

A dedicated Support Worker

Police and/or Hospital Accompaniment

Access to Safe Temporary Housing

Support Groups – in person or virtual

Housing Advocacy – there is a housing crisis after all

Employment and Training Programs

Access to Child Care

Services offered in numerous in languages (Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Farsi, Punjabi, Hindi, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Russian, Portuguese, Urdu, Pidgin, Finnish, Japanese, Ukrainian, French and English)

A warm referral to a community-based organization outside of Metro Vancouver in rural BC

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is a reminder that BWSS exists to end violence against women and gender-based violence.

BWSS Crisis Line is a first response for thousands of victims in BC every year.

With your steadfast support, with your big-hearted donations, in tandem with our 24/7 crisis line, we stay on the frontline.

And victims become survivors every day.