Women Against Violence Against Women 604-255-6344 or Toll-Free 1-877-392-7583
WAVAW offers several different ways to access support (24-hour Crisis line, Counselling, Support Groups, Advocacy), with the following common goals: to emotionally support and empower women; to facilitate a survivor's understanding of the emotional and psychological impact of the trauma resulting from abusive or violent experiences; to explore current personal coping skills and strategies; to acknowledge women as self defined and self-identified; to listen, reflect and offer feedback in a non-judgmental way; to advocate and provide appropriate referrals, if necessary; to identify and acknowledge different oppressions and their impact on women's lives and experiences.
Sheway (604) 216-1699
Provides comprehensive health and social services to women who are either pregnant or parenting children less than 18 months old and who are experiencing current or previous issues with substance use. Recognizes that the health of women and their children is linked to the conditions of their lives and their ability to influence these conditions. Offers food and nutrition services, primary health care services, counselling services, healthy child development and advocacy.
Chimo Crisis Centre (604) 279-7077
Offers a variety of programs and services including the Nova Transition House, information, emotional support, practical assistance, education, individual counselling, support groups, and advocacy for women and their children who are currently in or fleeing violence.
Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter (604) 872-8212
Offers a 24 hour Crisis Line and Safe Shelter for Battered Women. Also provides a free legal clinic, support groups, advocacy, accompaniment and resources on various issues related to violence and feminism.
Atira Women's Resource Society (604) 331-1407 A not-for-profit organization committed to the work of ending violence against women through providing direct service, as well as working to increase awareness of and education around the scope and impact on our communities of men's violence against women and children. Some of the services include: housing (emergency shelters and second stage housing); support; health care for women who are pregnant or have young children and are using substances and/or have mental health diagnoses; and an Aboriginal Women's program.
Options South Asian Information and Crisis Line (Surrey) (604) 596-4321
Provides services to women who have experienced any type of abuse. The services provided are support, advocacy and information, court support, lifeskills, immigration issues. Also have a Children Who Witness Abuse program.
Prideline 1-800- 566-1170 or 604 684-6869
Gay and Lesbian helpline. The Prideline provides information on social and community events; tourist information; referrals to social service agencies, support groups, LGTB friendly doctors or therapists; and information on services offered at The Centre itself. In addition, The Prideline offers peer support services. 7 days per week from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Battered Women's Support Services (604) 687-1867
Battered Women's Support Services provides counselling and advocacy for women survivors of violence in relationships, childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual assault. We also provide education and training on violence against women and related issues.
Multicultural Family Support Services (604) 436-1025
Provides a safe and non-judgmental environment for women and their children in their own language and culture. Individual counselling is provided at the office, out of the office and over the phone. Also provides group counselling and support and counselling to women victims of sexual assault and to adult survivors of sexual abuse, emergency interventions and referrals to appropriate resources.
Multicultural Victim Support Services (604) 254-0244 Delivers multilingual, culturally sensitive support to victims of crime, whether or not the police/justice system are involved. Provides immigrants, refugees and newcomers of all backgrounds the following services: emotional support, general information, justice-related information, practical assistance and support, advocacy, accompaniment, referrals, and public education.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Family Services (604) 683-1362 The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Service Centre, located at the meeting point of downtown and Chinatown of Vancouver. It offers a comprehensive range of social and community services to help new immigrants and citizens overcome language and cultural barriers to become participating and contributing members of society.