Wilma’s Transition House offers emergency housing for women and their children who have experienced violence. Guests have access to kitchen and laundry facilities, clothing donations, legal assistance, and transportation for service-related appointments.
Child and Family
Children are the future of a community, so supporting good outcomes for children is the most important responsibility a community has. ANPs help provide that support. Among the services they offer are prenatal health advice, parenting courses, and Head Start programs. To encourage children to identify with their heritage, ANP programs incorporate traditional culture, recreational activities, and food.
Vi Fineday Family Shelter Society
Vi Fineday is an emergency shelter/transition house primarily, but not exclusively, for Aboriginal people. The aim is to provide culturally sensitive hospitality in a home-like environment. Services available to clients include child care, counselling, emergency clothing, and referrals to other agencies.
Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS)
VACFSS serves Aboriginal children and families living in the Greater Vancouver area. It strives to culturally and spiritually strengthen Aboriginal families through holistic service delivery. It also honours the great traditions and wisdom inherent in the Aboriginal community. The goal of VACFSS is to create a stronger community through partnerships with other service providers.
Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry (UIWONA)
UIWONA serves Aboriginal women, children and families in the Comox Valley and Northern Vancouver Island. Its programs promote family wellness, build community connections, and celebrate traditional culture. UIWONA also works with other registered charities on issues such as housing, education, parental support, and employment.
Surrounded by Cedar Child & Family Services
The vision of Surrounded by Cedar is of healthy children who are connected to their families, communities, and culture. The organization’s programs are intended to give families the skills, knowledge, and support they need to ensure that their children, and their children’s children, will not enter the child welfare or criminal justice systems.
Spirit of the Children Society
Spirit of the Children Society serves Aboriginal families in the Burnaby, New Westminster, and Tri-Cities area (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody). The Society works to empower and strengthen families through programs for parents, children, youth, and elders.
Secwepemc Child and Family Services
The Secwepemc Child and Family Services Agency was incorporated in 1999. It is the product of an agreement between the Chiefs of the seven Bands of the Secwepemc Nation. The purpose of the Agency is to develop a full complement of child protection services.
Scw’exmx Child and Family Services
Scw’exmx Child and Family Services Society is a delegated agency for the Coldwater, Upper Nicola, Lower Nicola, Nooaitch, and Shackan Bands. It works collaboratively to help children and families in these communities achieve their full potential. The Society strives to do its work in a way that expresses ancestral beliefs, values and instructions.
The vision of the Sasamans Society is to strengthen our children and families in a community-driven and culturally appropriate manner. In the kwak’wala language, “sasamans” means “our children”; the society’s name reflects our intention to listen, acknowledge, and honour the voices of the communities that we serve.
Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre
The Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre is committed to providing information, resources, support and counselling for women to assist them with life choices. Our purpose is to work together to create a world that is free from violence, inequality, and oppression where all women have access to equal rights, universal child care, and the right to equal pay for work of equal value.