- Safety Planning
- IPV ResourcesDomestic Violence BC Helpline: 1 800 563 0808Domestic Violence BC Website:http://www.domesticviolencebc.ca/ Resources In times of change and transition, women and children can greatly benefit from access to resources in their community. Some of the agencies that we frequently refer our clients to are: BC Families in Transition provides support to families who have experienced divorce, separation and family re-organization. B.C./ Yukon Society of Transition Houses provides information about transition houses located throughout British Columbia and the Yukon. The Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) offers materials to support women seeking safety and their service providers. The Government of British Columbia’s Stopping the Violence website offers resources and contact information about the counselling and support services available to women in B.C. Information Justice Denied- a powerful poem by a former resident of The Cridge Transition House for Women
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- CTHW Volunteer ProgramInterested in volunteering at Cridge Transition House for Women? Volunteers are important at Cridge Transition House for Women. We count on our volunteers to help with all the things that need to be done to support the women and children in the house. Volunteers do things like: drive women to appointments, help prepare dinner, pick up and organize donations, fill the house with delicious baking smells, take care of children, fuel up the house vehicles, pick up groceries, keep brochures organized, replenish supplies in the linen closet, water the garden, and too many more things than we can list! We couldn’t do what we do without our fabulous volunteers. If you would like to learn more about volunteering at CridgeTransition House for Women, call Anita at 250-479-3963.
Areas of Service
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Q1. What is a transition house?
- The Cridge Transition House for Women is an emergency shelter working to provide safety to women and their children who are fleeing violence. We provide shelter and programming to assist those looking for help to get a fresh start.
Q2. How long can I stay?
- We provide a 30-day stay to women/families who come to the transition house.
Q3. Who can I call for help?
- Our crisis line [call 250-479-3963] is available 24hours a day, 7 days a week. Our staff can answer questions about our program, do an initial assessment with the caller to see if they would benefit from our services, or provide extra resources/information available in Victoria to suit your needs.
Q4. Can my children come with me?
- Yes! We encourage women to bring their children with them when they come to the transition house.
Q5. Can I bring my pets with me?
- At this time, we are unable to accommodate pets of any kind (including service animals).
Q6. What resources are available during my stay?
- In-house 1-on-1 support with our staff
- Assistance in finding housing, connections to community housing resources
- Support accessing community resources
- Referrals to community programs (i.e., legal aid, income assistance, childcare resources) and assistance filling out related applications and documents
- Child and youth support
Q7. What can I expect during my stay?
- Communal living – shared chores, shared cooking, shared bathrooms and shared living spaces
- Staff on-site 24 hours a day 7 days a week
- A substance-use free house
- Some personal care items may be provided if you are not able to bring any with you
- Weekly groceries ordered for the house
Q8. Can I get help even if I don’t want to come into the transition house?
- Yes! We have an outreach worker we may be able to connect you with, call 250-479-3963 to talk to staff about what options may be available to help you.
Q9. Can I volunteer at the transition house?
- We accept volunteers for a number of positions (cooking, childcare, administrative support, etc.). Submit an application here or call for more information.
Q10. What should I bring with me?
- Important documentation/identification – driver’s license, care card, passport, birth certificate, citizenship papers/PR card
- Bank cards
- Clothing for yourself and your children
- A comfort toy/item for your child(ren)
- Medications and prescriptions
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The Cridge Centre for the Family
1307 Hillside Avenue,
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8T 0A2