We are committed to assisting individuals who aspire to live free from abuse.
Your donation is appreciated and will help those in your community.
We are still available to help you! Our Help Line and Text service is available 24/7 for women and children seeking to flee violence. Call our Office Monday to Friday 9am-4:30pm to book an appointment for counselling or legal advocacy. If we are unable to answer, please leave a message and we will return your call. The call will come from a blocked/private number, so please answer those calls. This process keeps everyone safe and allows us to assist you. Thank you and stay healthy!
We hold ourselves responsible to our community to ensure the mission and purposes of the Society are met.
Early in 1979, several members of the Chilliwack community met to discuss the need for a shelter for the victims of family violence. At that time there was no place for a police officer, a social worker or a community services worker to take a woman who had been beaten.
The concerned community members formed the Emergency Shelter Committee. They met in private homes and began to look at practical ways that they could help. At their first official meeting on October 29, 1979, someone volunteered to house two women and their children for three to four days. Members took responsibility to help women obtain medical treatment, deal with the police, contact the Ministry of Human Resources and locate housing.