VWTH has many programs tailored for the needs of older women.

Affordable and Supportive Housing

VWTH offers up to 2 years transitional housing to women 45-65 years of age who have a history of experiencing intimate partner abuse.

In addition to offering self-contained units for independent living, tenants also have access to programming that offers emotional supports, social connections, financial literacy and referrals to community resources and that promotes overall health and wellness.

If you are interested in hearing more about the 50+ Housing Program please call 250-385-2103 to find out when the next information session will be held. You may also complete an Expression of Interest Form and mail it to the VWTH Society Community Office, #100 – 3060 Cedar Hill Rd, Victoria BC, V8T 3J5, or you can email it to info@vwth.bc.ca.

50+ Program and Safe Home


Groups specific to women age 50+ provide support and education on a wide range of issues, such as:

  • Recognizing intimate partner violence and abuse
  • Understanding the dynamics of intimate partner violence and abuse
  • Exploring the psychological and emotional impact of intimate partner violence and abuse
  • Developing a safety plan
  • Strengthening self-esteem
  • Strengthening and learning new coping strategies
  • Developing assertiveness skills
  • Relationships with adult children

Individual support is also provided to assist women with the transition to independence: housing resources, applications for services, connecting with community resources.

Safe Home

Transition House offers older women an opportunity to reside, for a short period, in a safe home located in the community, allowing for a quiet, calm environment, while accessing supportive services offered in other programs.

50+ Women’s Outreach Program

To learn more about our ongoing expressive arts, health and wellness, and financial literacy groups for women 45-70+, visit our groups page.