Vision

Communities free of intimate partner violence and abuse [1].

Mission

Victoria Women’s Transition House Society collaborates, advocates and educates to address and prevent intimate partner violence of women (cisgender and transgender) and non-binary and two-spirit people who identify as part of the women’s community and children through supportive shelter, housing, counselling and other community-based services.

Values

We believe:

  • Every woman has the right to choose the direction of their life according to their own values and needs [2]
  • Each woman and child has the right to a safe, respectful environment
  • Each woman and child has the right to confidential services [3]

As a Society:

  • We value diversity and promote acceptance and inclusion
  • We value the unique contributions to the Society by Board members, staff, volunteers, clients, funders, donors, and community partners
  • Our work is carried out from a trans-inclusive, intersectional feminist perspective [4]
  • We are accountable and fiscally responsible
  • We are non-partisan

References

[1] We define “abuse” to include physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, verbal, and financial abuse.

[2] Violence and Abuse in intimate relationships must be understood in the context of broader societal issues of equality and empowerment of women.

[3] Within the limitations of the law.

[4] Feminism is a way of being, thinking and living in the world, where the aim is to achieve gender equality in every aspect of life such as social, political, economic, religious and cultural. (Definition adapted from Feminist Issues, Fourth Edition.)

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