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Women's Transition Housing and Supports (Victoria)

BC Housing provides funding for Transition Houses, Safe Homes and Second Stage Housing programs that support women (with or without dependent children) who have experienced violence or are at risk of experiencing violence by providing temporary shelter/housing and support services.

Last year, approximately 16,000 women and children stayed at Transition Houses and Safe Homes in British Columbia.

Transition Houses provide:

Emotional support, crisis intervention, safety planning
Safe, temporary 24/7 staffed shelter, typically for 30 days
Referrals to and assistance in accessing support services and housing, financial, medical and legal assistance Protected content

Safe Homes are often located in small, remote communities where there typically is not a Transition House. Safe Homes provide:

Emotional support, crisis intervention, safety planning
Safe, temporary short term shelter, typically for 10 days
Referrals to and assistance in accessing support services and housing, financial, medical and legal assistance Protected content

Second Stage Housing supports women who have left abusive relationships make plans for independent living. Second Stage Housing provides:

Emotional support, crisis intervention, safety planning
Safe, affordable, temporary housing, typically for Protected content
Referrals to and assistance in accessing support services and housing, financial, medical and legal assistance

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