Alberni Community and Women’s Services Society

Mission Statement

Committed to building a healthy community and improving nnthe status of women, we strive to provide a safe place and nninnovative services for individuals and families.

Services

We hold the contracts from the Ministry of Justice that relate to violence prevention and support for the area reaching from Bamfield to the whole of the valley excluding the cities of Ucluelet and Tofino. This includes the Community Based Victim Services Program, the Children Who Witness Abuse program, the Stopping the Violence Counselling (STV) Program and the STV Outreach program. We also hold the contract with the Ministry of Children and Family Development to provide the Sexual Abuse Intervention Program for children to age of majority and for this program we take the referrals from the west coast if requested as well. We hold contracts with VIHA in regard to Aboriginal Health in the delivery of abuse prevention programs for children and we have Gaming funding for our Drop-In/Resource Centre on 3rd Avenue which is a hub for people needing resources, safety, referral, crisis support and general services like telephone, computer, bathroom, coffee and company. We run the Transition House for women and their children fleeing abuse and work closely with the Domestic Violence Policing Unit. This program is funded by BC Housing and we own the building that is Transition House. As well, we send staff to Anacla, near Bamfield with the RCMP, in a preventative and supportive counselling role. nWe are filling needs in all of the programs above, most programs have waiting lists of referrals from School # 70 , MCFD, Mental Health, police, probation, USMA, and many self-referrals. nWe address the violence and prevention in the valley directly case by case with families, women, children and men and the results of same on both the individuals and society. We provide programs that house, help, support, advocate, educate and enrich a broad spectrum of all levels of the social fabric. nWe are continually finding new ways and pilot programs to assist people –often with no or little funding except donations. After direct service, our focus is prevention.


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Website: www.acaws.ca
Telephone: 2507247111
Fax: 250 724 7113
Email: info@acaws.ca

3082 3rd Ave, Port Alberni, British Columbia, V9Y 2A5, canada

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