VWTH celebrates Goddess Run this Weekend!

May 29th, 2013

VWTH is proud to be a beneficiary of the Second Annual Victoria Goddess Run June 2!

The Run will not only raise much needed funds to support the critical programs and services we offer women escaping violence and abuse, but through its reach to thousands of participants, it also ensures women know there is a place of shelter and support when they need it.

Please join us in cheering on the thousands of women participating on June 2nd or come by for the Women’s Expo being held as part of registration pick up May 31 and June 1. Click here for details.

We extend heartfelt thanks to the Victoria Goddess Run organizers, volunteers, participants and the generous Run Sponsors. Together, you are creating hopeful futures for women and children in our community!

Our community knows how important your efforts are!

May 11th, 2013

The Victoria Goddess run is an important event for VWTH. It’s an opportunity to connect with over 3,000 women in Victoria who may not already know who we are or how we serve the community and also an opportunity to raise much needed funds for our progams and services through personal fundraising and pledges.


Simply Us Photography, Pender Botanicals and Bolen Books have stepped forward to contribute some amazing incentives fit for a goddess, for the personal fundraising efforts that are already underway.


Simply Us Photopgraphy has generously donated a 1hr Portrait Session, the perfect way to capture your timeless radience

Pender Botanicals has put together a divine gift basket in honour of self-care so that you can feel resilient and loved

Bolen Books has donated a gift certificate so that you can feel empowered, informed or swept-away as you so choose


To create a personalized fundraising page and to start collecting pledges to support the Victoria Women’s Transition House, click here.

Please join us in thanking our community partners for their meaningful donations.

Join Us for Upcoming Events – Victoria Goddess Run and the Victoria Golf Club Links to Change Tournament

May 10th, 2013

At Transition House, we raise 40% of our operating budget through community donations and events. We are very pleased to be a beneficiary of two terrific events coming up in June and July!

Click here for more information on the Victoria Goddess Run June 2, 2013.

Click here for more infomration on the Links to Change Golf  Tounament July 11, 12 & 13, 2013.

Can You Help With Welcome Kits For Our Shelter?

April 29th, 2013
We are in urgent need of items for our Welcome Kits at the shelter:

A welcome kit is a pack of toiletries put in bedrooms for new residents. A kit contains basic toiletries:

• soap
• shampoo
• conditioner
• skin lotion
• toothpaste
• toothbrush
• comb/hairbrush

We especially need toothpaste!

Other things you may wish to add to enhance the kits:

• face cloths
• tampons/liners
• razors
• bath rubs, etc.

We also have a need for small size women’s underwear and an electric can opener. Many thanks! If you have any questions, please call us at 250.592.2927 ext 214 or email theresan(at)vwth.bc.ca

We Love our Volunteers!

April 22nd, 2013
It’s National Volunteer Week April 21 -27and we are so grateful to the all of the volunteers who contribute to VWTH. From answering calls on our crisis line, to child minding, to helping at special events, volunteers donate almost 5000 hours of their skills, time and energy every year. We ♥ our Volunteers!
Are you interested in making a meaningful difference to the well being of women and children in our community? Do you have a few hours to spare every month? Learn more about volunteering at Transition House here.

Men, Masculinity and the Media – Jackson Katz Coming to Victoria

April 17th, 2013

This May 2nd, educator, author and pioneer in the field of gender violence prevention Jackson Katz is coming to Victoria as part of the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre Walk a Mile Victoria slate of events! There are still a few tickets left, don’t miss out! All reports are Jackson Katz is a great speaker. Please pass on invite, all genders welcome! For more info and tickets, click here.

A Photo Tour of Harrison Place

April 3rd, 2013


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Harrison Place is a 23-unit housing project for single women between 45 and 65. It provides small self-contained one-bedroom suites. This transitional housing (up to a maximum three years stay) offers a supportive environment and programming as women rebuild their lives, in a safe, rent-geared-to-income facility.

A Photo Tour of the Shelter

April 3rd, 2013


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The Shelter is a warm, home-like environment that accommodates up to 18 women and children. It has eight bedrooms, including an accessible room for those with mobility challenges. Children share a bedroom with their mother. On occasion, a single woman may be asked to share a room with another woman.

The Shelter offers a fully equipped playroom for children and has laundry facilities. Residents work together in assisting with household chores including cooking and basic cleaning.

The Shelter provides necessities for women and children who have left their home on short notice. Food, linen, bedding and necessary supplies are provided. In addition, the House has an emergency clothes closet for women and their children in need of clothing.

The Shelter location is kept confidential for reasons of safety and security. The address is not publicized and residents, staff, volunteers and supporters are required to honour the confidentiality of the location.

VWTH Launches Campaign to Help Kids

March 25th, 2013

Victoria Women’s Transition House is excited to launch our very special campaign with a goal of raising $5,000 to produce an educational DVD for our Children Who Witness Abuse Program.

The DVD will  demonstrate some of the typical behaviours of children who have experienced the trauma of witnessing abuse and educate parents and other adults about how they can support kids to overcome trauma and grow up to be part of healthy and loving relationship.

“DVD’s have worked well in teaching new healthy options to prevent and recover from relationship abuse,” notes Program Director Parm Kroad.  “We are excited about the potential of this educational tool to help children who have witnessed abuse to access the support they need to recover from trauma, and build healthier relationships as they grow.”

“We believe this DVD will help us to break the cycle of abuse for these children. Boys who witness abuse have a 10x greater chance of  repeating abuse as an adult. Together we can improve the odds for kids!”

Check out our  campaign and contribute to our DVD project by clicking here.

Many thanks for your support!

Fresh Look – Spring Newsletter

March 15th, 2013

Along with our website, we have taken a colourful paintbrush to the look of our 2x year newsletter. You may have recieved one in the mail or you can check it out buy clicking here!

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Phone: 250.592.2927 Fax: 250.592.9279 Email: info@vwth.bc.ca
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