The Shelter provides safe, supportive accommodation for up to 30 days for women (cisgender and transgender) and non-binary and two-spirit people who identify as part of the women’s community, with or without children. This service is more than just safe housing; it’s a place of renewal and support. A wide range of help is available including:
Additionally, the Shelter provides programs specifically for children who have come with their mothers and have witnessed intimate partner violence and abuse in their homes. When children leave their homes and come to a strange place, they are often very frightened and confused.
The children’s staff and volunteers provide support and counselling for children, parenting assistance and support, child care, and often just fun normal activities that the children have perhaps not experienced for a long time. A fully equipped playroom provides a haven for children to regain their childhood.
“The hardest part is picking up the phone – walking through your door changed everything. You believed in me and my abilities. It was so good to be believed. Now I’m believing in myself.”
“My kids were comfortable, happy and felt safe. The children’s counsellor made sure they were allowed to be kids and even made it fun for them!”
“Victoria Women’s Transition House Society saved my life, and I was able to capture a life for myself.”
“The counseling and the group sessions have helped me to not only regain my confidence, but to rebuild my life from the ground up.”
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