Charities in this fund offer support and resources for women and girls, from providing women-only shelters, programs for pregnant or young mothers, and supporting those facing or recovering from trauma.
Dixon Transition Society works to reduce the impact of domestic violence by providing a safe haven for women and children. They provide transitional housing programs, counselling, and a continuum of service to help women and children live free from violence. From a 10 bed emergency home to second and third stage housing, Dixon Transition Society helps women and children to escape violence and rebuild their lives. Last year, they helped 488 clients and provided over 1,300 hours of counselling.www.dixonsociety.ca
Options Community Services provides a wide range of programs to youth and families including counselling, support, domestic violence services, and transition houses for women fleeing abuse. Last year, they provided 648 children and families with counselling services, supported 633 vulnerable pregnant women, and provided 3,027 people with mental health housing services.www.options.bc.ca
SWAN Vancouver promotes the rights, health, and safety of immigrant women engaged in indoor sex work through front-line service and advocacy. Last year, they served 536 women, filed 13 abuser alerts, and distributed over 500,000 condoms.www.swanvancouver.ca
Surrey Women's Centre is a crisis centre for women and girls escaping domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of gender-based violence. In addition to addressing immediate medical and safety needs, they help women make a safety plan that includes exploring their legal options. Last year, they provided counselling to 1,230 clients, responded to 721 crisis callers, and provided 2,336 individuals with community based victim services.surreywomenscentre.ca
The WISH Drop-In Centre provides services to women in Downtown Eastside including drop-in centres, learning centres, and mobile outreach vans. Last year, they served 9,000 meals, provided health services to 800 individuals through the outreach van, and helped 30 women move to safer sex work, reduce their reliance on sex work, or exit sex work entirely.wish-vancouver.net