Programs

 COVID-19  Program Updates: June 2022 (see more program information below)

Masks are encouraged at all of our locations, including the Good Stuff Connection, SAGE House and our Community Programs

OPEN: SAGE HOUSE & the 24-HOUR WOMEN’S SUPPORT LINE 604-987-3374

OPEN: COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Outreach, Multicultural Outreach, The Homeless Prevention Program, and Children’s Counselling are all open for on-line or in person service.   When possible, please book appointments ahead of time by contacting the programs directly.

OPEN: GOOD STUFF CONNECTION CLOTHING PROGRAM AND THRIFT STORE

*NEW* Shop The Good Stuff Connection online!  goodstuffconnection.ca

  • The GSC store is located at 154 West 3rd Street, NV

  • Business Hours: 7 days a week 11am – 5pm

  • Mask wearing is encouraged but not required

  • Shopping time is limited to 30 minutes

  • Donations: GSC is taking donations 7 days a week, from 11am-5pm.   If you have 10 bags or more of donations, please call ahead and we’ll set up a time for drop off 604-987-1773

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24 Hour Women’s Support Line

Contact SAGE House or talk to somebody 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

604-987-3374

For 24-hour information and support in other languages, call VictimLINK at

1-800-563-0808

Sage Transition House

Sage Transition House is an 18-bed transition house that provides safety and support to women and their children fleeing abusive situations.  Shelter, food, clothing, personal items, referrals, advocacy, individual support and support groups are offered for up to thirty days.  SAGE House is staffed 24-hours a day, seven days a week.  Due to the nature of the program, the location is not public.

SAGE also accepts some pets.

604-987-3374

sage@nscss.net  (please note – this email account is checked daily, but it is not monitored constantly.  If you are looking for a safe place to stay or need to talk to someone, please call our support line 604-987- 3374)

Second Stage Transition House Programs

We have 3 Second Stage Transition House Programs: HOPE’s Place, Janet’s Place and SAGE Second Stage.  These programs provide accommodation and ongoing support from 3 – 15 months for women and their children who have left an abusive situation and have been referred by SAGE Transition House, another transition house or a community agency.    These programs are designed to provide support for women and their children as they transition to independent lives free of abuse and violence.  All of these are family units.

For HOPE’s and Janet’s Place, call the Homeless Prevention Program for more information  604-987-0366

For SAGE Second Stage, call SAGE House  604-987-3374

Outreach Services

The Outreach Services Program (OSP) provides services to adult women and their children who have escaped or who are at risk of abuse, violence or threats.  OSP is open to women living on the North Shore and to women who have resided at SAGE Transition House. OSP provides support and advocacy, assistance dealing with the family court and criminal justice systems, referrals to community resources, and assistance in accessing community agencies and related services as appropriate.  Through the Outreach Services Program, North Shore Crisis Services Society also offers support groups for women.

604-987-0366

Multicultural Outreach

The Multicultural Outreach Services Program (MOS) provides services to adult women who have escaped or who are at risk of abuse, violence or threats.  Service is open to women living in the North Shore area and to women who have resided at SAGE House.  Multicultural Outreach provides culturally sensitive services to a diverse clientele with a focus on immigrant and refugee women.  NSCSS collaborates with other multicultural service providers and can provide services in English, Farsi and Dari, as well as provide interpreter services in other languages.

604-987-0366

Homeless Prevention Program

The Homeless Prevention Program  (HPP) is for women who have experienced violence or are at risk of violence and are homeless, hidden homeless, or at risk of homelessness.  The program aims to either assist to keep women in their existing housing or if that is not possible, assist them to find safe and affordable housing.

Primarily, clients will be provided assistance to secure housing, and ongoing case management & goal setting to insure that they retain their housing. A typical case plan may include:

  • Assistance with housing applications
  • Advocating with subsidized housing and market housing providers
  • Assistance for accessing income assistance if necessary and any other services such as childcare subsidy, rental assistance program, and tenancy supports after housing has been secured.
  • Rental Supplements.  There are some rental supplements available for HPP clients. These funds may be applied towards housing costs including rent, costs that are directly related to retain housing such as outstanding hydro bill, or for moving costs. Rental supplements are available to a particular client for a limited period of time. Qualifying for a rental supplement and the amount of the supplement is based on need and the availability of funds. Due diligence is required prior to extending a rental supplement which would include verification of income and expenses.

Call us to find out more! 604-987-0366

 

Adolescent and Child Empowerment Program

The Adolescent & Children’s Empowerment Program provides services for children between 3 & 18 years of age who have witnessed or experienced abuse, threats or violence in the home.  The ACE program is open to children who reside on the North Shore. The ACE program provides assessments, referrals and age appropriate support groups for children and adolescents, individual counselling for children & adolescents, support to parents, group and individual counselling for parents (as time permits) and prevention activities for schools. Through the ACE Program, young people are provided services in a safe, supportive environment where they can express and explore their feelings through art, play and discussion. Participants share with their peers, learn new coping strategies and are empowered through their experiences. 

604-987-0366

 

Good Stuff Connection Clothing Program and Thrift Store

*NEW* Shop The Good Stuff Connection online!   goodstuffconnection.ca

Store Hours:  11am – 5pm, 7 days a week

154 West 3rd Street,
North Vancouver, BC
604-987-1773

Masks are now mandatory for in store shopping.

Maximum visit is 30 minutes

The Good Stuff Connection Thrift Shop is a non-profit thrift shop which offers clean, good quality, low cost men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, footwear and accessories as well as a wide variety of books, toys, jewelry, and other items for sale to the public. Most importantly, sales revenue from the Thrift Shop portion of the program helps support all of our programs for women and their children who are experiencing abuse.

And it’s called the Good Stuff Connection for a reason… Our donors give us great stuff! Much of what is donated goes either directly to SAGE Transition House or is “purchased” through our certificate program; our clients and the clients of fourteen community partners can shop for free through this certificate program. Other items are sold for reasonable prices at our store. All proceeds go directly back to NSCSS to support our programs.

The Good Stuff Connection Clothing Program ensures that clean, good quality clothing, shoes, personal items and small household goods donated by the public are provided free of charge to our clients and to men, women and children referred by other community social service agencies.

Certificate Shoppers: If you need, or have a client who needs to use a certificate, please contact the store at 604-987-1773 or gsc@nscss.net

Donations: The Good Stuff Connection Clothing Program and Thrift Store gratefully accepts donations  days a week between 11am-4:30pm.  If you have more than 10 bags of items to donate, it would help us if you could call us in advance to set up a time: 604-987-1773.  Please help us by bringing us donations that are washed and neatly folded.  Clothes with pet hair, smoke and stains are not usable. If  Here’s what we need:

Clothing & Accessories

  • Clothing & Footwear: men‘s, women‘s, children and infants – clean, gently used.
  • Socks & Undergarments: only new socks and undergarments still in package or with tag
  • Accessories: belts, gloves, hats, scarves
  • Bags & Luggage: purses, wallets, backpacks, duffel bags. New style, lightweight suitcases and luggage.
  • Jewelry: all types of jewelry accepted in good, clean condition

Household Goods

  • Bakeware: cookie sheets, cake pans, muffin tins (no excess wear or rust)
  • Cutlery: forks, butter knives, spoons
  • Dishes: dinner plates, side plates, dessert plates, and bowls (no chips or cracks).
  • Glasses & Mugs: water glasses, wine glasses, highball glasses, coffee mugs, tea cups and saucers.
  • Kitchen Items: pots and pans, utensils, mixing bowls, dish racks, cutlery trays, teapots, and canisters.
  • Household Décor: lampshades, collectibles, pictures and frames, mirrors, wall art
  • Linens: bedding, towels, bathmats, tablecloths, throw cushions, and curtains. Rods and blinds can only be accepted if they are new, in the original packaging with all hardware included.
  • Bathroom Items: shower curtains, soap holders, garbage baskets, towel holders

Children’s Toys

  • Children’s Toys: donation of these items must be clean, complete and gently used.

Sporting Goods & Seasonal

  • Sports equipment: tennis, squash racquets, golf clubs, table tennis racquets, basketballs.
  • Christmas and other holiday decorations: We accept all Christmas and seasonal decorations in good, gently used condition.

Books

  • Fiction and Non-Fiction: books that are in good condition. No encyclopedias.
  • Magazines: Not older than 3-4 years.

Thank you!!