Crisis lines now open to 24/7; text messages now accepted
As you know, our crisis lines have been ringing non-stop as calls have increased by 300 percent.
Thanks to your support and some government funding, our lines are now open 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Many of you have heard of the federal government expanding its funding to sexual assault centres and shelters, however, this doesn’t actually include crisis line services such as what we do here at BWSS. This is why we are grateful to continue accepting donations from those of us who have the financial capacity at this time.
As always, if you or if you know someone experiencing violence, please call 604-687-1867 or 1-855-687-1868. Our staff are trained professionals who are ready to handle complex issues.
We know it may not always be safe to call, which is why we now welcome text messages to 604-652-1867 for support and/or information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We proudly support Two-Spirit people, non-binary folks, trans women, self-identified women and girls who are survivors of violence.