“The journey that the children and I have endured has been, needless to say painful and difficult. The details of everyone’s situation are slightly different, but the net effect of being in an abusive relationship is the same for all. It leaves a trail of damaged lives in need of healing. This  is the journey that my  children and I are on, and with the help, support, and encouragement of the staff at VWTH we are making it happen. Your services have been a lifeline for the children and I. It is so crucial to the healing process to have, encouragement, and support in order to strengthen and rebuild our lives”.        ~Client

This story is just one example of how your donations make a difference.
•         Women who use our services come from all social, cultural, and financial backgrounds.  They may be women with or without children. Their ages can range from teenagers to elders in their 90s;
•         They may seek our counselling services for themselves and their children who have witnessed abuse;
•         They may have experienced  physical  emotional, verbal, and financial abuse
•         Having to escape quickly, women who access our shelter services may arrive with only  the clothes they are wearing and have no money;
•         They may have called several times to seek guidance from our 24-hour crisis line before they make the decision to seek shelter or counselling;
•         Children and youth learn from the counsellors that the abuse they have witnessed in their home is not their fault.

Described above are examples of the situations faced by the over 4,000 women and children who are clients of our 10 programs and services each year (for more information on our programs and services, see page two of our newsletter below).

Our three-month campaign goal is to raise $100,000 of the $800,000 we need to raise each year.

In three months the following services typically will be provided by Victoria Women’s Transition House:
•         36 women and 21 children will be sheltered at the Transition House.
•         The 24-hour Crisis Line will receive up to 498 calls.
•         58 children and 42 mothers or caregivers will participate in individual counselling sessions through the Children Who Witness Abuse program.
•         33 women will receive a total of 122 individual counselling sessions through the Stopping the Violence Counselling Program.
•          128 women will be referred to the Spousal Assault Victim Support Program.
•         26 women will access services through the Older Women’s Program.
•         26 women will continue to be housed at Harrison Place.
•         11women will participate in S.A.F.E. Program (Self-Sufficiency and Asset-Building through Financial Education).

Your donation is needed.

Please join us in supporting the women and children in your community.
A donation of $75, $150, $500, or whatever you can manage is appreciated. You may do so by mailing a cheque to 100-3060 Cedar Hill Rd   Victoria, BC V8T 3J5, by calling (250) 592-2927, or by going on our website to the “Donate” tab and clicking on the blue “Donate through Canadahelps.org” button. 

Your donation is important to supporting all the women and children that use our many services and programs.

For further information, please enjoy the newsletter that is linked below and visit our Facebook Page for current happenings:  Facebook Page: Victoria Women’s Transition House.

Parm Kroad,
Programs Director



Elissa Bergman, B.A., B.F.A.
Development Manager
Victoria Women’s Transition House Society
100-3060 Cedar Hill Rd
Victoria, BC V8T 3J5
(250) 592-2927 ext 210


VWTH Holiday News 2011 



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