COVID-19 Update: September, 2020
Masks are mandatory at all of our locations, including the Good Stuff Connection, SAGE House and our Community Programs
OPEN: SAGE HOUSE
SAGE Transition House and our 24-hour Women’s Support Line remain open: 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. No drop-ins at this time. 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
GSC is open and now there are two ways to shop – in person and online!
The store at 154 West 3rd Street, NV is open
Business Hours: 7 days a week 11am – 4:30pm.
Mask wearing is mandatory
Shopping time is limited to 30 minutes
Online shopping is now available 24/7! Check it out
Donations: GSC is taking donations 7 days a week, from 10am-4pm. By appointment only – curbside drop off. Call 604-987-1773 to set up a time. Please assist by using these guidelines:
Call ahead for an appointment time to drop off 604-987-1773
We are requesting that all clothes be washed and neatly folded.
We will have bins outside – staff will assist in putting donations directly into the bins rather than taking donations in bags
Certificate Shoppers: If you need, or have a client who needs to use a certificate, please contact the store at 604-987-1773 or email@example.com
24 Hour Women’s Support Line
Contact SAGE House or talk to somebody 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For 24-hour information and support in other languages, call VictimLINK at
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org (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)
HOPE’s Place Second Stage Transition House
HOPE’s Place program provides accommodation and ongoing support for up to fifteen 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. The program is designed to provide transitional support for women and their children so they are able to successfully transition to independent lives free of abuse and violence.
SAGE Second Stage Housing Program
We now have two additional 2-bedroom second stage units available for women and their families. Get support in a safe environment while you take steps to a better future! Find out more. 604-987-3374
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.
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.
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.
Good Stuff Connection Clothing Program and Thrift Store
*NEW* Shop The Good Stuff Connection online! goodstuffconnection.ca
Modified Store Hours: 11am – 4:30pm, 7 days a week
Masks are now mandatory for in store shopping.
Maximum visit is 30 minutes
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.
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 good 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 gratefully accepts donations. Please bring them to our store during business hours (address and hours below)
Please help us by bringing us donations that are washed and neatly folded. Clothes with pet hair, smoke and stains are not usable.
Modified Hours for Donations:
The Good Stuff Connection Clothing Program and Thrift Store is now taking donations by appointment only 7 days a week between 10am-4pm. Call 604-987-1773 to set up a time. Please assist by using these guidelines:
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
- 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: 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.
- Fiction and Non-Fiction: books that are in good condition. No encyclopedias.
- Magazines: Not older than 3-4 years.
If you need, or have a client who needs to use a certificate, please contact the store at 604-987-1773 or email@example.com
154 West 3rd Street,
North Vancouver, BC