2013 Children Who Witness Abuse Summer Camp is underway!

July 8th, 2013

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One in four women in Canada experience abuse from their partner and 80% of these incidents are witnessed by children. Without proper support and understanding, these children often find themselves isolated, unable to maintain healthy relationships and at risk of growing up to repeat patterns of abuse as adults.

At our Children Who Witness Abuse Summer Camp, children ages 4 to 17 have a unique opportunity to connect with their peers, reducing the isolation associated with being exposed to violence and abuse in their homes. In this setting, children are empowered to better identify and express their feelings, set and assert boundaries, as well as safely try out new communication skills. Building self-confidence and trust in a safe and supportive environment is key– all while having a whole heap of fun at exciting and engaging activities throughout Victoria in the afternoons!

We are thankful to have received tremendous support and dedication from the following community partners which has allowed us to offer this important and unique program for free to children in our community this summer.

The TLC Fund for Kids

C-FAX Santa’s Anonymous

Hertz Midtown

Ocean River Sports

Langford Lanes

Wild Play

Silver City Victoria

The Boulders Climbing Gym


Oak Bay Recreation

Royal BC Museum

Butterfly Gardens

Mary’s Therapeutic Farm

All Fun Recreation

Beacon Drive-In

Tim Horton’s, Hillside

Dairy Queen, Hillside

Wendy’s, Blanshard

Subway, Hillside

To donate to the CWWA Summer Day Camp click here and leave instructions to designate your
donation to the CWWA Summer camp.

Calling All Golfers!

June 24th, 2013

VWTH is proud to once again be a beneficiary of the Victoria Golf Club’s Annual Charity Tournament, held this year July 11-13. This is the largest event fundraiser for Transition House and is completely volunteer led by generous Victoria Golf Club members. Proceeds to our programs and services over the past 11 years exceed more than $720,000! This spectacular three day event includes women’s, men’s and mixed tournaments as well as the Monte Carlo Diamonds and Denim Gala – note you don’t have to golf to attend the Gala.

Please visit the VGC charity website for details and to register. Hope to see you there!


Watch for a Special VWTH insert in the News this Weekend

June 12th, 2013

Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15 and in honour of this, Victoria Women’s Transition House is pleased to offer a special Elder Abuse information insert in the local newsgroup papers this weekend, including the Victoria, Oak Bay and Saanich Newspapers.

For the past year, Transition House has been offering a volunteer driven Elder Abuse Awareness Program funded through the Government of Canada New Horizons Program. The Program offers a variey of community information workshops and presentations to help our community recognize and prevent Elder Abuse. Please contact our Community Education Coordinator Dianne de Champlain to find out more or click here to learn more about the senior-focussed helpful presentations offered.

E:  Dianned@vwth.bc.ca T: 250.592.2927

Big Thanks Goddess Run!

June 4th, 2013
We are so proud and grateful to have shared an amazing weekend with more than 3200 Goddesses who participated in the Second Annual Victoria Goddess Run June 2 as well as the Women’s Expo May 31 and June 1.Through the generosity of race organizers, sponsors, participants, volunteers and Locks Hair Design who hosted a special cut-a-thon Friday night, we raised nearly $14,000 for programs and services to support women who have experienced domestic abuse. Thank you so very much to everyone who contributed to this wonderful weekend for Women! We look forward to seeing you next year:-)

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.

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