Campbell River and North Island Transition Society

Organization Mission Statement

The Campbell River and North Island Transisition Society works from a feminist perspective , to achieve a balance of power in society. We provide safe shelter and access to community based resources for women and children.

The organization serves the following population

Vulnerable Women and children.

The funds donated will be used to

We are continuing to adapt and implement new ways of offering services during this unprecedented time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of these new adaptions have adjusted our focus on where monies would be distributed: 

Ann Elmore Transition House continues to provide shelter for women in urgent need of safety. We expect to see an increase in the need for those beds in the foreseeable future as isolation will be more difficult for women and children in situations of domestic abuse while having limited ability to access resources. With the addition of more women in safety beds and the fact the we can no longer do communal meals our food costs have and will continue to increase.

The Women’s Center is currently open and being accessed by women in our community Monday to Thursday. We rely on donations from for our poverty relief items as well as our all day breakfast program. Due to safety we have gone to a more costly bagged lunch style when giving meals to women in poverty and or living on the streets.

As the women at Rose Harbour are vulnerable due to a history of trauma and violence we recognize the vital importance for them to still be able to access support services while our staff work from home. The programs and services that are involved in keeping women connected have no funding attached to them and so we rely on raising funds throughout the year to support them. We have the Transitions Thrift Store which has been closed indefinitely as well as the postponement of our first annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser. 

With the uncertainty of the next few months due to covid-19 we project that the loss of monthly revenue at the store and increase in costs to be challenging.

The organizations current sources of funding are

Provincial Government, donations, United way.

 

Visit their website for more information: annelmorehouse.ca

 

This nomination has been reviewed by the 100 Women Who Care committee and meets all criteria.