Social Enterprise

Social enterprise is a great way for Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) to connect with our community. BWSS currently runs two social enterprises: My Sister’s Closet and Strategic Interventions. BWSS social enterprises create awareness and education in our community and make it possible for us to continue to provide critical services to women and girls.

My Sister’s Closet

When you’re looking to make a difference, there are a variety of ways you can use your power, your dollar, and your voice. At the moment, our society is driven by consumerism.  An excellent way to benefit your own budget, contribute to a healthier environment, and get your shopping done is to support the local economy and social enterprise. We’re pleased to encourage local action for big results by urging our community to shop at My Sister’s Closet this month as part of Social Enterprise Month.

My Sister's Closet

Fashion is cyclical, which means trends come back.  At My Sister’s Closet, you get a curated experience with access to thrift, new, up-cycled and artisan-made clothing, footwear, accessories, jewellery and curios for women and men.  My Sister’s Closet is located at 1092 Seymour Street, in the Yaletown District of Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories.

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Buying from My Sister’s Closet, social enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services, deepens the gifting experience. Your purchase makes it possible for us:

  • to provide counselling and support groups for women healing from violence
  • to deliver dating violence prevention workshops for high school students across Metro Vancouver
  • to operate a crisis line, often the first point of contact for women experience violence by a partner

When you shop at My Sister’s Closet you’re helping the environment, you’re simulating the local economy, supporting local artisans and you’re helping end violence against women.

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Strategic Interventions

Strategic Interventions is professional development for front line workers, social service providers, advocates, community organizers and managers rooted in a decolonizing, intersectional feminist analysis of violence against girls and women. Each of our Strategic Interventions offers training and events designed for individuals working in a helping capacity with women, girls, men, families where violence and abuse are present.

CORE

Our established, gold star curriculum has trained thousands of people over the past 36 years. We know that employees hire graduates of our program which means that taking this CORE Training leads to increased employability. More importantly, our work helps women build strength and resiliency through better direct service delivery.

For more information about Strategic Interventions email us at [email protected]

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