What started out as just a plan to create a transition house for women and children experiencing violence, over 38 years later, has transformed into expanded services for women and children across the Lower Mainland. Our first transition house, formerly known as Atira house, opened its doors to the South Surrey/White Rock community in 1987 and within a number of years, two more transition homes were open in Surrey, including a low-barrier transition house for women struggling with substance use.
We now offer over 28 housing programs and over 15 non-residential programs all across the Lower Mainland for women and children at many different stages in their lives, including Legal Advocacy, Outreach for Women who are Older, Housing Outreach and Homeless Prevention, Pregnancy Outreach, Counselling, and Outreach for Indigenous Women and Families.
Our mission is to support women and children by offering safe and supportive housing and deliver education and advocacy aimed at ending all formed of gendered violence. We cannot do this work without the help of our community.
With your help, we can work towards a world free of inequalities, where the rights of women, including transwomen, two-spirit and gender diverse people, are respected and where they have the right to participate fully and effectively in all of the decisions affecting their lives.
How can you get involved with us today?
Organize a fundraiser or donation drive in your community. Email [email protected] to find out how!