NSCSS Holiday Wish List, 2022

Give the Gift that Changes Everything Every year, at around this time, friendly voices call in to ask if they could send Christmas gifts to the women and children we support - and as always, we say yes, of course! Donations, monetary or in-kind, help change the lives of families and make our annual [...]

2022-11-22T16:58:58-08:00November 22nd, 2022|update|

Our Impact: NSCSS 2021-2022 Annual Report

A Message from Laura Reynolds, Executive Director, and Ross Forman, President of the Board of Directors: We witnessed true resilience in ways we’ve never seen before, and we have so many promising and inspiring stories to share despite the rise of domestic violence since the start of COVID-19. Thanks to your generosity, the women [...]

2022-10-03T12:57:38-07:00October 3rd, 2022|update|

Suki’s Survivor Story

Suki's family of 3 lived in a small apartment in Lower Lonsdale. As her husband's abuse became more severe, he started to physically abuse her in front of their 6-year-old daughter. She knows that this must stop, but naturally, anxious questions start to flood. What if I leave? Where would I go? He controls our [...]

2022-09-14T11:24:47-07:00September 14th, 2022|update|

Julie & Linda’s Story: Best Friends Survive Elder Abuse

One of the most underreported crimes in Canada is elder abuse - a tragedy that affects hundreds of thousands of Canadians each year (roughly 10% of Canadians). For seniors facing domestic violence, leaving their abuser presents a completely distinct set of challenges. At SAGE House, we welcome new clients with a community of fellow survivors. [...]

2022-09-14T11:24:25-07:00September 14th, 2022|update|

3 Starting Points for Creating Safe & Inclusive Workplaces- Small Business BC Panel Event

Photo ID, from left to right: Moderator: Darren Dunne (SBBC); Speakers: Sandra Lee (NSCSS), Diane Shaher (founder, PHRSH Threads), Max Rivest (founder, Wize Tea), and Tom Conway (CEO, SBBC) at the Small Business BC offices, Vancouver. NSCSS Communications & Development Manager, Sandra Lee, spoke as a panelist at Small Business BC's premier event on 2SLGBTQ+ [...]

2022-09-01T15:22:58-07:00August 29th, 2022|update|

Sarah’s Survival Story: Hope’s Place

Once a woman leaves her abuser, it is critical that we provide enough support to ensure her safety (and the safety of her children and pets). It can be incredibly dangerous and isolating for a woman to leave her abusive relationship - but it is possible, especially if we work together to put a safety [...]

2022-08-25T12:16:38-07:00August 3rd, 2022|update|

Arden’s Survival Story: Hope’s Place

Are you seeking financial support for rent on the North Shore, emergency shelter, or 2nd stage housing? Call our Women’s 24-Hour Support Line at 604-987-3374. You may also email Shona Johnston, Homeless Prevention Program Coordinator, at hpp@nscss.net, or contact SAGE Transition House directly at sage@nscss.net. Once a woman takes the courageous [...]

2022-08-25T12:16:56-07:00August 2nd, 2022|update|

Celebrating Pride in Full Drag

2SLGBTQ+ women are uniquely vulnerable to gender-based violence (read more, Wisdom 2 Action). Partnering with local 2SLGBTQ+ organizations enriches our individual experiences, gives us a chance to connect, and can help us reflect on how to improve as a social service agency. Shortly after this event was internally announced, we [...]

2022-08-02T11:13:29-07:00July 26th, 2022|update|

A Walk to Remember the Women at Polytechnique Montréal

Dec 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against women. This day was started after the murder of  14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal on Dec 6, 1989. national-day-remembrance. The NS VAWIR (Violence Against Women in Relationships) committee (northshorevawir.com) also marks this as a day to remember the Missing and Murdered [...]

2022-06-08T12:44:35-07:00December 1st, 2021|update|
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