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.
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.