Atira Women’s Resource Society is a non-for-profit organization that supports all women, and their children, who are experiencing the impact of violence committed against them and/or their children. For more information about our programs and services, please visit our website at:

Sorella was made possible by a funding partnership between the Province of British Columbia, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation and the City of Vancouver. Sorella is staffed 24 hours a day seven days a week. Staff offer social supports, resource referrals and are responsible for managing the front door of the building, working to ensure the safety of the women and children who live there. Staff run a number of groups for the residents, including a 16-step group, a community kitchen and a Rediscover Parenting program.

Atira supports all women, including those who are struggling with substance use as a result of their experience of violence/abuse, and those struggling with a mental illness and who may therefore be more vulnerable to experiencing violence/abuse. All of Atira’s programs and services are welcoming of and accessible to transgendered women.

Sorella houses a mix of women on fixed incomes including women from the DTES community who are homeless, at risk of homelessness and/or those who are under housed. Priority is given to women who are pregnant and homeless and to women who with safe, supportive housing will be able to have their children returned from government care. Keeping mothers and children together is part of Atira’s long-term strategy to end the vicious cycle of homelessness.

For more information on Sorella and its programs, please call 604.681.0634.