Campbell River and North Island Transition Society

Organization Mission Statement

The Campbell River and North Island Transition 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

The Society assists women who are fleeing abuse and seeking emergency shelter at the Ann Elmore Transition House, or at one or our safe homes in remote locations. Our counselling services benefit women who are overcoming trauma and other challenges, while our residential recovery program addresses substance misuse issues. Women who are unsheltered or struggling through poverty benefit from our residential personal change programs and from supportive resources and poverty relief available at our drop-in centre. Receiving the appropriate services, safety and housing while having someone walk along side is the catalyst for change for our clients! 

The funds donated will be used to

Our Women’s Drop-in Center will soon be moving into their new home located in Eagle Harbour. The center is accessed by women with or without children who are living in poverty and may be defined as homeless. It is very often a first point of contact for a referral to supports and services both within crnits and the community. While this much anticipated move will provide a bigger space and an expansion of services it will also bring about the need for another staff member. Funds donated will be donated directly to this program.

Ann Elmore Transition House continues to provide short-term emergency shelter for emotionally, physically and/or sexually abused women and their children. The shelter runs at full capacity providing food, clothing, and basic personal care items. The shelter also provides detox and recovery beds as well as mental health stabilization beds.

The Women’s Center is accessed by the most vulnerable women in our community Monday to Friday. We provide drop in crisis counselling, poverty relief items, an all-day breakfast program and access and referral to services. Do you know that more than 50 percent of the women accessing these services are senior women? Of that number over 30 percent are defined as homeless?

Rose Harbour is a total change program for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, with priority given to women fleeing abuse and in addiction recovery. Our focus is to help residents achieve and maintain stability in housing while assisting in access to community-based supports and services. Our focus is to help women make the life changes they desire and foster resilience against homelessness.

Eagle Harbour is a 55 unit build that provides both second stage housing (similar to Rose Harbour) and long-term housing with a focus on senior women. It will also house the new Women’s Drop-in Center.

Transitions Thrift Store is a social enterprise that was created to provide financial support to the society’s operational costs.

The organizations current sources of funding are

Provincial Government, donations, United way, BC Housing, BC Gaming, Drive Away Domestic Violence Golf Tournament and Coldest Night of the Year.

 

Visit their website for more information: annelmorehouse.ca

 

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