November 26, 2019, The BC Refugee Hub held a training webinar for front-line workers on how to use the new tools to complete safety assessments and create safety plans for clients facing domestic violence.
This BC Society of Transition Houses brief focuses on provincial and select federal policy barriers, practices, and recommendations/solutions to reduce or eliminate the obstacles that exist for IRW leaving violence to obtain safe and secure housing.
This snapshot offers some insight into the realities of Women’s Transition Housing and Supports Programs (referred to as Transition Housing Programs throughout this report) in BC.
Family violence can trap its victims, disproportionately women, in a web of social, legal, political and interpersonal realities which can be challenging for the legal system to address.
Understanding the recent changes to family law in BC and their impacts on parenting experiences is critical for those working with women fleeing abuse.