Support Groups

Empowerment is fundamental to healing from abuse and violence and this can be achieved by bringing women together. BWSS Battered Women’s Support Services is committed to assisting women in the healing journey by providing a safe place for women to connect with one another in order to alleviate isolation, share information, raise awareness, develop coping and recovery skills and plan for a life free from abuse.

To sign up for a support group, please call 604-687-1867 (we accept collect calls) during our office hours or email

If you need support outside of BWSS office hours, call Victim Link Helpline at 1-800-563-0808.


Support Groups at BWSS

Drop-In Groups


Latin American Women’s Drop-in Support Group

Every Monday 2-4 pm

BWSS Vancouver office


BWSS Drop-in Group

Every Tuesday 12 -2 pm

BWSS Vancouver office

DEWC Drop-in Group

Every Tuesday at 5-8 pm

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

302 Columbia Street, Vancouver

Specialized Groups


16 steps for Discovery and Empowerment Support Group

Every Thursday at 1-3 pm

BWSS Vancouver office

Wildflower Women of Turtle Island Drum Group

Every Thursday at 6 – 8 pm, 2015

BWSS Vancouver office

This is the list of support groups offer at BWSS. Drop-in Groups are offered through the whole year and specialized groups are offered on seasonal basis or based on requests from the women who access our services.