Victoria Women's Transition House
Our Impact Why We Exist
Since 1975, thousands of women have come to our doors looking for help, seeking a hopeful future for themselves and their children.
Victoria Women’s Transition House Society has been there to provide a safe, welcoming shelter, respectful counselling, support and advocacy.
Our services have grown significantly over the past 39 years but our purpose has stayed the same: to provide a helping hand and a safe place for women to envision a new future.
Our services are needed and well used in our community. VWTH provided emergency shelter services and counselling to 185 women last year. Our crisis and information line received 2,105 calls. We also provided 645 children's counselling sessions in 2013.
In addition to our shelter services, Transition House provides individual and group counselling for abused women, older women, and children who have witnessed abuse, support through the justice system, a children's summer camp, as well as education and support for youth through local schools.
Our Story What We Do
Asking for help takes great courage. At Transition House, we know how difficult it is for women to reach out and try to change their lives and relationships. By providing safe shelter, counselling and support, we assist women in finding their strengths. Our Shelter and Outreach Workers are skilled in helping women find suitable housing, navigate the various systems (legal, medical, financial) and advocate whenever possible.
Our Programs How We Do It
We offer a broad array of programs to support women and children who are building more hopeful futures after experiencing domestic abuse.
- 24 hour Crisis & Support Line
- Emergency Shelter for women, with or without children, escaping abuse in an intimate relationship
- Third Stage Transitional Housing for single older women
- Older women’s support & safe home
- Children Who Witness Abuse counselling and services
- Stopping the Violence counselling
- Spousal Assault Victim Support Program, support through the justice system
- Regional Domestic Violence Unit, support and advocacy through the justice system for high risk cases
- Community prevention education
What You Can Do
Donations to this program allow women to build the skills and confidence to become self-sufficient, creating a more hopeful future for the women we serve and enriching our community.