BWSS Support Group | Re-writing Our Stories: Women’s Stories

Battered Women's Support Services Support Group

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In Re-writing Our Stories: Women’s Stories, women will be invited to explore their stories and reexamine the stories that they have been told about themselves, their gender, their social location, relationships, cultural beliefs and so forth.

This Support Group Will:

  • Create a safe space for women to explore and make meaning of what matters to them
  • Foster curiosity and appreciation of women’s resistance
  • Empower women to re-write their own stories

This group will be structured based on three components:

  • Breathing and grounding body exercises
  • Narrative conversations
  • Simple writing exercises (writing skills are not necessary and support will be provided)


10 Weeks starting September 12, 2013

For registration and information call the Crisis & Intake Line at 604.687.1867


Battered Women’s Support Services in Vancouver (for confidentiality purposes please call us to obtain the address)
Assistance with bus tickets is available.

Intrinsic to women’s empowerment, Support Groups at BWSS are made possible with the financial contributions from people like you. Make a donation here.

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Prevention and Intervention Training

Help End Violence Against Women

Prevention and Intervention Training Program 2011

Twice a year BWSS offers training for women who want to volunteer on our Crisis and Intake line to provide crisis support to women survivors of violence.

Participants will Learn:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Peer Counselling and Communication
  • Theoretical Framework of Violence Against Women
  • Group Facilitation and Group Design
  • Criminal, Civil, Family and Immigration Law
  • Anti-Oppression Analysis
  • Safety Planning
  • and more…

Join Battered Women’s Support Services
and provide support to women survivors of violence on our Crisis and Intake line, facilitate support groups for women survivors of violence, work in our retail program, deliver workshops for youth, and participate in special projects.

Information sessions:
January 26th at 6pm and
January 27th at 3:30pm

Training Sessions:
March 18th to June 10th
held Fridays from 9:30am to 4:00pm

To Register or for more information call Jaclyn at 604 687 1868 ext. 303 or email:

Women’s Leadership & Training Initiative

Women’s Leadership and Training Initiative

Battered Women’s Support Services and local organizations host

Brainstorming Sessions

Women’s Empowerment & Violence Against Women

Session 1

Prince Rupert
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
10 am – 2 pm
Refreshments and Lunch Provided
Location:  Aboriginal Head Start – 313 Prince Rupert Blvd.

Session 2

Friday, October 17, 2008
10 am – 2 pm
Refreshments and Lunch Provided
Kitselas Administration Office
2225 Gitaus Road (at Gitaus), Terrace, BC.

For more information or to register
Call Fran at 604-687-1868 (collect calls accepted)
Or email at

Women’s Leadership and Training Initiative

What’s this all about?

Battered Women’s Support Services seeks to hold brainstorming sessions with identified stakeholders to develop women’s leadership and training initiative in north west BC.  We are seeking to apply our years of experience in curriculum development and training delivery from a women-centered perspective to work with organizations/stakeholders in identified communities to develop and implement a leadership and training initiatives that are grounded in women’s empowerment, leadership and community development.  Where women can build on existing knowledge to seek their own healing and contribute to the healing of their communities.

BWSS believes strongly that women are the center of communities and to strengthen women is to strengthen communities.  We are not naïve and recognize the forces of oppression that are deeply entrenched and are resistant to change and yet, we believe in the power of women to create opportunities to meet challenges and overcome obstacles.  We believe in this because we see this every day.  We seek to share our knowledge and skills to further social justice from women’s perspective in communities in British Columbia.

With an emphasis on First Nations Women, we seek to collaborate with members of northern communities to integrate local ideas, knowledge, experience to the development and delivery of Women’s Leadership and Training Initiative.