Commit to #KNOWMORE
Each year in BC, more than 30,000 women and children affected by domestic violence are referred to violence against women counselling and outreach programs; more than 18,000 women and children access transition houses and safe houses to escape violence or abuse; and on average, 2326 women were admitted to a BC hospital for severe injuries sustained by a male partner.
For every woman who is killed, there are thousands more living with serious and severe levels of violence. Women are more likely to tell a trusted friend, family member or co-worker about the abuse than call police. After studying decades of domestic violence deaths, BWSS has found that the vast majority of women who died were not connected to a community advocate.
Safety Changes Everything
BWSS knows how safety changes everything. When a woman, when a girl feels safe in her life it frees her to envision, to pursue, and to create the life she wants, a life she deserves. BWSS works with thousands of women and girls each year to have that safety through their crisis line, victim service team, counselling, legal advocacy, employment program, support groups, and our volunteer programs.
Art! Vancouver has generously donated one of a kind art pieces created by local and international artists to be auctioned off on an ongoing basis in which all proceeds from the auction go directly to fund BWSS’ life saving and transforming services and programs for women survivors of violence.
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For more information on BWSS please visit their website: www.BWSS.org