Transition House services provide temporary safe shelter and basic needs for women and their dependent children who are at risk of violence or have experienced violence.
This service provides safe, confidential, women-centered services in an undisclosed location, as well as information and supports for decision-making, short term shelter, referrals to other services and links to affordable housing in the Dawson Creek area. The needs of women are assessed, and the length of stay is determined based on need.
Transition House staff provide emotional support, assess safety, arrange for dietary needs, legal needs, referral options, and empowers women to set goals and implement plans during their stay.
A part-time childcare worker assists children staying at the house to understand that abuse is not their fault. The transition house is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week and provides access to emergency response 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
This service is funded by BC Housing.