Support Groups

A safe place for women to connect and heal.

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 supportgroups@bwss.org

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

When women support each other, incredible things happen.

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

Black Women's Support Groups at BWSS

Black Women’s Program Workshops

Wednesdays in September from 6-8pm

My Sister’s Closet, 1092 Seymour St

Latin American Women's Support Groups at BWSS

Latin American Women’s Drop-in Support Group

Every Wednesday 1:30-3:30 pm

BWSS Vancouver office

Indigenous Women's Support Groups at BWSS

Wildflower Women of Turtle Island Drum Group

Every Thursday 6–8 pm

BWSS Vancouver office

This is the list of support groups offered 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. Contact us for an up to date list of our most current specialized groups.

You can help us continue to offer these important support services

We believe strongly that healing from abuse and violence can be achieved by bringing women together.

Every week a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. BWSS is working to change that.