During these very difficult and uncertain times, the necessity to isolate can be hard and also potentially dangerous or unsafe. If you are in a living or domestic situation that feels unsafe, unhealthy, or violent, you can access some of the resources listed below.
We recognize that safety looks different for everyone. However if you are in immediate danger or fear for your safety, please call 911. If you are not in immediate danger, you can call VictimLinkBC at 1.800.563.0808.
BC Housing: Women Fleeing Violence
This page of the BC Housing website is dedicated alternate housing for those affected by domestic violence, including transition homes and safe houses.
VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across BC and Yukon 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services. They can be reached at 1.800.563.0808.
Battered Women Support Services
A feminist voice against violence and oppression, Battered Women Support Services is a strong, dynamic organization that provides support and advocacy for women who have experienced abuse, as well as community education and training about violence against women.
Women Against Violence Against Women
Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) is a feminist, anti-oppressive, decolonizing rape crisis centre operating on unceded Coast Salish Territories. They provide support services to survivors of sexualized violence who have shared experiences of gender marginalization: cis and trans women, Two-Spirit, trans, and/or non-binary people. They advocate for social and systemic change through education, outreach and activism. if you are in need of immediate crisis assistance, call 604.255.6344 in the Lower Mainland or call their national toll-free line at 1.877.392.7583.
British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
The British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse is a non-profit society established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives.
Ending Violence Association of BC: Staying Safe during COVID-19
The Ending Violence Association of British Columbia (EVA BC) works to coordinate and support the work of victim-serving and other anti-violence programs in BC through the provision of issue-based consultation and analysis, resource development, training, research, and education. Ending BC will continue posting regular updates, news, and information on their Social Media feeds. Please visit them on Facebook and Twitter.
Ending Violence Association of BC: Services in the Lower Mainland and the Sunshine Coast
This page features a curated list of victim services, violence counselling services, and outreach programs. It is searchable by geographic region.
Ending Violence Canada
Ending Violence Canada offers services across Canada with links to providers based on geographic location.
If you aren’t sure which resource might be a good fit for you, you can contact Ashley Bentley, the student rights and responsibilities advisor at Capilano University, for guidance at 604.986.1911×3578 (office) or 604.802.9422 (cell).