Who We Support

The BC Society of Transition Houses exists to support our membership of  Transition, Second and Third Stage Houses, Safe Homes and PEACE (formerly Children Who Witness Abuse) and Violence is Preventable programs through training, advocacy, research and resources.

BCSTH members are on the front line of providing direct services and supports to women and their children who are seeking safety from violence and abuse. Their services are safe, free and confidential.

BCSTH does not provide frontline support services.

Please visit the Get Help Now page if you need support or a safe place to go.

Our Members

BCSTH supports 130 member organizations that represent anti-violence workers throughout British Columbia who provide services in women’s transitional housing, safe homes, long term housing and PEACE counselling programs for children and youth, and affiliated anti-violence programs and individuals. Their services are making a difference in thousands of lives each day.

BCSTH members represent:

  • 77 Transition Houses
  • 59 Second Stage Houses
  • 4 Third Stage Houses
  • 27 Safe Homes
  • 13 Long Term Housing Projects
  • 86 PEACE Programs for Children & Youth

The 2022 BCSTH 24-Hour Census Snapshot of Transitional Housing & PEACE Programs in BC shows:

# of survey respondents 157
# of people served 1,847
# of people unable to serve 571
# of Children & Youth on PEACE Program waitlists 632
# of service related calls/texts/emails 1,504

Visit our Directory of Member Programs & Services or the BC Housing site to find a complete list of Transition, Second Stage Houses, Safe Homes and Long Term Housing.

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