Because of people like you

over 11,000 girls and boys are living free from witnessing their mother’s abuse today.
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Battered Women’s Support Services needs your support to continue doing this work.

1. Donate

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Battered Women’s Support Services is making a difference.

Your gift to BWSS helps us deliver support services to women survivors of violence every day on our crisis lines, in counselling, and in support groups. Your donation also allows us to work in the community to raise awareness and empower both women and men to take action to end violence.

Give to end violence.

2. Volunteer

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. Learn more about how you can volunteer your time.

3. Shop

BWSS Retail Program & Social Enterprise: My Sister’s Closet
As advocates of zero waste, eco-fashion and the thrift movement, we enable women, men and children to access beautiful new and second-hand clothing. Revenue generated from the sales of clothing help fund violence prevention and intervention services operated by Battered Women’s Support Services which support over 10,000 women every year.

Click here for more information about our Social Enterprise Retail Program and thrift boutique, or call us at 778-996-5451.

4. Follow

Next step? Spread the word. Follow My Sister’s Closet and BWSS on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our blog. From your computer you have the power to re-tweet and post our activity to your networks, find out what we are doing in our community, attend an event that we are at, share life-saving information and more.

My Sister’s Closet:

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Battered Womens’ Support Services:

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5. Learn

The first thing you can do to end violence against girls and women is educate yourself. The better informed you are, the better able you will be to end all form of violence. Below are some links to basic information, please see our resource section for more in-depth tools and resources.

What is Abuse?
The facts on violence against women
How Can I Help my Friend?
Safety Resource Card
How can BWSS help?
Further Resources

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We are privileged every day to see how women are breaking the silence of violence, seeking a safe space to share their experience, and empowering themselves.

Battered Women’s Support Services is committed to ending violence against women and being part of the solution! And it is working.


80% of the women who participate in our support groups saw an alleviation of the effects of violence in their lives.

Yet the epidemic persists. In the first few months of 2013, we have witnessed terrifying violence against women and girls across Canada from Vancouver to Winnipeg, from Nova Scotia to Pitt Meadows. Every day we are receiving more calls from women to get help and more requests from the community to provide our services.

Every women and girl deserves a life free from violence

100% of your donation supports ending violence against women and girls.

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