Resources for Women
Call 9-1-1 if you or someone you know is in acute physical danger
24 Hour CRISIS LINE (Campbell River and North Island Women’s Resource Society)
Cortes Island Safe Home
Free Counselling for Women who have experienced/are experiencing abuse
VictimLink BC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual services available across BC, it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It provides information and referral services to victims of crime, and crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.
For Victims of Violence – Recent or Historical
COMMUNITY BASED VICTIM SERVICES PROGRAM
Provides services to victims of family/sexual violence. They can provide criminal justice information and support, safety planning, information and referrals, and emotional support. Campbell River family services also provide programming for CHILDREN WHO WITNESS ABUSE
Phone: 250-287-2421 Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30
Emotional Support and Resource Referral
CAMPBELL RIVER WOMEN’S CENTRE
Drop-in Centre for women and children. Staff provide emotional support, groups and workshops, referral to appropriate community resources, as well as gently used clothing, hygiene supplies, coffee, computer access. Connection with housing and advocacy support. Help with safety planning.
Located at 105-1116 Dogwood St. in the Rose Harbour building.
Phone: 250-287-3044 Open Monday to Thursday from 10-3
Further Information about Abuse, Safety Planning, and How to Help
MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
Provides links and additional resources for navigating the justice system.
Domestic Violence Website: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/victimservices/affect- you/domestic-violence.htm
HOPE, HELP AND HEALING PAMPHLET SERIES
A series of pamphlets developed by the Ministry of Justice that contain information and resources for those experiencing abuse.
Am I safe? Helps women to understand the difference between potentially dangerous partner behavior and respectful partner behavior so the can assess their level of safety.
Are you being abused? If you are experiencing abuse this pamphlet will help you to understand the options you have for safe housing after you leave your abusive partner.
Are you experiencing abuse? If you are experiencing intimate partner violence this brochure will help you to increase yours and your children’s safety, by describing actions you can take and explaining how to develop a safety plan.
Is someone you know being abused? You may think that someone is experiencing abuse; this pamphlet will help you
recognize the warning signs, and help you understand the steps you should take to help.
After School programs
Get In Touch
Youth Programs Manager – Jodi Peters
Kids in Action Coordinator – Odette Auger
Adventures in Leadership Coordinator – Jenny Wilson
Teen Szene Coordinator – Jodi Peters
Sports Coordinator – Claudia Raaen
Family Support Coordinator – Desta Beattie
The Cortes Island Family Support Program and Youth Programs are projects of the Cortes Community Health Association, a registered charity. Our programs make a significant, positive impact on the youth and families that live year-round on Cortes Island. We welcome donations of any amount in support of our service to the local community. DONATE NOW