We are very excited to announce the launch of the new Building Supports Promising Practice Guide. This guide is one outcome of a three-year, province-wide, collaborative, community-based project, co-led by the BC Non-Profit Housing Association, BC Society of Transition Houses, and Simon Fraser University’s FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children. The Building Supports project seeks to understand the barriers to accessing short- and long-term housing for immigrant and refugee women leaving violent relationships, and to identify practices and policies that can facilitate the removal of barriers to safe, secure and affordable housing.
The goal of Promising Practices Guide is to advance the integration of culturally safe practices in Transition Houses. This guide integrates practice-based knowledge and academic literature, with the wisdom and experiences shared by immigrant and refugee women, and service providers working on the front line. The guide is intended for front-line workers, management, and board members. It has been designed to provide simple and practical information in an easily accessible format.