Surrey

Maxxine Wright Shelter

The Maxxine Wright Shelter opened in February 2010, and serves women who are pregnant or have a newborn and need a safe place to stay.  Women can access the shelter at any point during their pregnancy, and potentially stay until their baby is 6 months old. 

The shelter is staffed 24/ 7 and staff provides a wide range of supports including emotional and practical support, parenting support, advocacy, accompaniments, child-care, information and help connecting to other resources. 

Maxxine Wright Second Stage

The Maxxine Wright Second Stage Program opened in late December 2010.  The Second Stage program offers 24 units of supported affordable housing to women and their young children.  Women who are pregnant or who have a youngest child under age 2 (older siblings are welcome) are given priority.  The Second Stage program has one full-time staff position, and works closely with the other Maxxine Wright Place programs to provide services. 

Number of units/beds: 
24

Maxxine Wright Community Health Centre

Maxxine Wright Place Project for High Risk Pregnant and Early Parenting Women

Who do we support? 

The Maxxine Wright Community Health Centre supports women who are pregnant or who have very young children at the time of intake who are also impacted by substance use and/ or violence and abuse.  Women do not need to have their children in their care to receive support provided there is an ongoing relationship with the child. 

Durrant Transition House

We are excited to announce that effective May 1st 2014, Durrant Transition House will embrace a new mandate committed to supporting women with complex needs, and their children, who are fleeing and/or seeking support around their experiences of violence and abuse, struggles with substance use and mental and spiritual wellness. Specifically, Durrant will provide a specialized transitional housing program designed for women who are seeking support to reduce or eliminate substance use but who are not yet ready for an intense residential treatment program.

Length of stay: 
30 days
Number of units/beds: 
10 beds
Services offered: 

 

  • Emotional support
  • Referrals
  • Resource information
  • Advocacy
  • Court and other accompaniments
  • Parenting support

Ama Transition House for Women who are Older

Ama Transition House for Women who are Older is the first transition house of its kind in Canada. Accessible to women 55+, Ama serves a community where the number of seniors per capita is twice the national average although there are no geographical limitations for access.

Length of stay: 
30-180 days
Services offered: 
  • Advocacy
  • Referrals
  • One-to-one support
On-site programs/resources: 
  • Senior Women's Outreach Program

Shimai Transition House

A first-stage transition house for women and their children escaping abuse which is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staff provides emotional support, referrals and resource information, advocacy, court accompaniment, parenting support and on-site non-medical detoxification. An alcohol and drug therapist is available twice weekly for appointments.

Length of stay: 
30-90 days
Services offered: 
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals and resource information
  • Advocacy
  • Court accompaniment
  • Parenting support
On-site programs/resources: 
  • On-site non-medical detoxification
  • Alcohol and drug therapist is available twice weekly for appointments
  • A 16-step support group (a feminist alternative to AA & NA) is available on site

Koomseh 2nd Stage Housing

Koomseh provides supportive housing to 11 women and their children who have been impacted by abuse suffered in intimate relationships. We offer 11 townhouse units to women and children who could benefit from longer-term supportive housing. We have seven 2 bedroom, three 3 bedroom units and one 4 bedroom unit.

Length of stay: 
3-18 months
Number of units/beds: 
11 townhouse units
Services offered: 
  • One-to-one emotional support
  • Group support for women
  • Group support for children
  • Childcare for appointments
  • Relevant workshops
  • Referrals to other community resources
  • Information
  • Advocacy
  • Accompaniment
  • Parenting support
  • Activity groups for children and youth
On-site programs/resources: 

(available to Koomseh residents only): 

  • Women’s community kitchen program
  • Food bank pickup program
  • Weekly coffee drop-ins
  • Potlucks and annual cultural celebrations
Referral required: 
From first-stage transition houses
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