As an organization, we strive to support and empower all women and children escaping intimate partner violence and abuse. Furthermore, we envision living in communities free of intimate partner violence and abuse. Without community support, our work would not be possible.

This year has presented unique challenges that we continue to overcome. We thank our staff and volunteers for their work and everyone who has generously offered individual, corporate and foundation gifts. We also thank organizations that have come together to help fund several important initiatives. These various forms of support have allowed us to carefully adapt our services and programming with COVID-19 safety guidelines in mind and ensure that our clients have access to safe shelter, counselling and supports.

Like all holidays, the Thanksgiving period can be stressful. Anyone seeking support or resources for themselves or someone else can call our confidential 24-Hour Crisis & Information Line at 250-385-6611. VWTH's Crisis & Information Line provides compassionate, judgement-free support and information for women who are experiencing or have experienced intimate partner violence and/or abuse. Concerned family and friends, as well as professionals, can call for support and information. The Crisis Line is operated by trained staff and volunteers.