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

Third Stage Affordable and Supportive Housing

VWTH offers 3 year transitional housing to women 40-65 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 attending an information session about our Third Stage Housing and would like to complete an application, please contact 250-385-2103.

Older Women and Safe Home

SENIOR WOMEN’S PROGRAMMING

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

The busy environment of the Shelter is sometimes overwhelming for older women. Transition House offers older women an opportunity to reside, for a short period, in a safe home located in the community, while accessing supportive services offered in other programs.

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