Vision and Mission

Vision

A community free of relationship violence and abuse[1].

Mission

Victoria Women’s Transition House Society, working collaboratively, provides shelter, support, counselling and education to women of all ages, with or without children, so that they can live free from the effects of abuse in intimate relationships. The Society strives to prevent and eliminate abuse through education, advocacy and partnerships.

Values

We believe:

  • Each woman has the right to choose the direction of her life according to her 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 feminist perspective[4]
  • We are accountable and fiscally responsible
  • We are non-partisan

[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.) See Appendix A for a more complete description of approaches to feminist perspectives for our Society.

Community Office, Suite 100-3060 Cedar Hill Rd., Coast Salish Territory, Victoria, British Columbia, (BC), V8T 3J5
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Phone: 250.592.2927 Fax: 250.592.9279 Email: info@vwth.bc.ca
Charitable Number: 10817 3501 RR0001