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 [...]

2022-09-14T11:24:47-07:00News & Events|

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. [...]

2022-09-14T11:24:25-07:00News & Events|

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+ [...]

2022-09-01T15:22:58-07:00News & Events|

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 [...]

2022-08-25T12:16:38-07:00News & Events|

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, or contact SAGE Transition House directly at Once a woman takes the courageous [...]

2022-08-25T12:16:56-07:00News & Events|

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 [...]

2022-08-02T11:13:29-07:00News & Events|

Media Release: Telus Friendly Future Foundation Donates $5,000 to NSCSS PEACE Program

Funding will equip PEACE Counsellors at the North Shore Crisis Services Society (“NSCSS”) with the resources required to support youth experiencing violence on the North Shore. North Vancouver, British Columbia, June 8 – TELUS Friendly Future Foundation®, through the TELUS Vancouver and Coastal Community Board, has donated $5,000 to contribute towards [...]


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 ( also marks this as a day to remember the Missing and Murdered [...]

2022-06-08T12:44:35-07:00News & Events|

Shoppers Loves SAGE!

Shoppers Drug Mart is supporting NSCSS again this year The LOVE YOU campaign! Every dollar raised by the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart directly goes to us to help women in your community. Since 2011, the LOVE YOU campaign has put women’s health first and has supported more than 450 women’s charities annually across [...]

2021-10-26T14:36:56-07:00News & Events|
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