NORTH ISLAND SAFE HOME PROGRAM

Gold River and Cortes Island

The ​Campbell River and North Island Transition Society now offers safe shelter for women and their dependent children in the Gold River and Cortes Island areas who have experienced, or are at risk of abuse, threats, or violence.

24-HOUR CRISIS LINES:

250-286-3666

1-800-667-2188

Society Office: 250-287-7384

Office Fax: 250-286-6252

The Gold River and Cortes Island Safe Home Programs are funded by the Ministry of Community Services. If you would like more information about our services or you would like to help please contact us.

 

"AM I BEING ABUSED?"

Abuse is using force or threats of force to control someone. Some forms of abuse are more difficult to recognize than others. The most common types of abuse are physical, emotional, verbal, economic, mental, and sexual abuse. For more information about abuse, click here. 

 

"HOW DOES ABUSE AFFECT ME?"

Abuse affects many aspects of your life. As a victim of abuse you may feel fear, worthless, betrayed, angry, at fault, hopeless, isolated, depressed, numb, and/or shame.

 

"ARE MY CHILDREN AFFECTED BY ABUSE?"

VIOLENCE HURTS EVERYONE! Children are affected by abuse in the home whether they are witness to the abuse or not. Children can feel the atmosphere of tension and fear in their home. 

Gold River's Children Who Witness Abuse Program through Campbell River Family Services: (250) 287-2421

 

"WHAT HELP CAN I EXPECT FROM A SAFE HOME PROGRAM?"

The Gold River and Cortes Island Safe Home Programs offer...

  • Safe and immediate shelter for women and their dependent children.

  • Confidentiality, respect, acceptance, and understanding.

  • Comfortable environment, food, and basic personal needs.

  • Information, support, counselling, and referrals - call the transition house at (250) 287-3666 or the safe home coordinator at 250-287-7384.

The transition house counsellors on our 24-hour crisis line can help with:

  • Referral to immediate safe shelter in Gold River and Cortes Island.

  • Safety issues and safety plans.

  • Arranging transportation to Campbell River if needed. 

  • Individual support.

  • Referral to the Stopping the Violence counsellor who travels to Gold River once per week. For more information contact 250-286-3666.

  • There is supportive counselling available on Cortes Island for women who are having relationship challenges. For more information, contact 250-287-7384.

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

and Important Contact Numbers

In Campbell River

1-800-SUICIDE... 1-800-784-2433
Aboriginal Liaison Nurse... 250-286-7100 ext. 67305 or 250-830-8865 (cell)

Advocacy Services Centre... 250-286-3436

Aids Vancouver Island... 250-830-0787

(ACT) Team - Assertive Community Treatment - Mental Health... 250-850-2976

BC NurseLine (24 hour)... 811 or 1-866-215-4700

Vancouver Island Crisis Line... 1-888-494-3888

Crisis Nurse... 250-286-7159

Comox Valley Transition Society... 1-250-897-0511
Lilli House... 250-338-1227

Campbell River and District Association for Community Living (CRADCL)... 250-286-0391

Emergency police/ambulance... 911

Enquiry BC... 1-800-663-7867

Family Services Campbell River... 250-287-2421

Campbell River Parents Legal Centre... 778-336-9480

Campbell River Food Bank... 250-286-3226

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Campbell River... 250-830-1493

HandyDART... 250-286-3278

Campbell River Head Injury Support Society... 250-287-4323

Helpline for Children (24 hour)... 250-310-1234

Home and Community Care... 250-850-2150

Hospice... 250-286-1121

Hospital...250-286-7100

Immigrant Welcome Centre... 250-830-0171

Income Assistance and Ministry of Social Development & Social Innovation... 1866-866-0800

John Howard Society/Homeless Outreach... 250-286-0611

KDC Health Centre... 250-286-9766

Laichwiltach Family Life Society... 250--286-3430

M'akola Housing Society... 250-923-4145

Campbell River Mental Health and Substance Use Services... 250-850-2620

Ministry of Children and Family Development... 250-286-7542

North Island Employment Foundation Society (NIEFS)... 250-286-3441 or 1-866-286-6788

North Island Survivor's Healing Society - Trauma and Abuse Counselling Centre... 250-287-3325

North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society (NVIATS)... 250-286-3455

Nurse Practitioner VIHA... 250-287-4599 or 250-203-2754 (cell)

Poison Control... 1-800-567-8911

RCMP... 250-286-6221

Salvation Army General Line... 1-800-SAL-ARMY

Evergreen Emergency Shelter... 250-287-3720

OceanCrest Church... 250-287-3720

Sasaman's Society... 250-914-2212 or 1-888-597-2810

Service BC... 250-286-7555

Victim Services Campbell River... 250-287-2421 ext. 310

Volunteer Campbell River... 250-287-8111

Wheels for Wellness... 250-338-0196

Women's Centre Campbell River... 250-287-3044

Youth Clinic - Campbell River... 250-850-2110

In Gold River

Emergency police/ambulance... 911

Ambulance... 250-283-2429

Gold River Health Centre... 250-283-2626

RCMP... 250-283-2227

Stopping the Violence Counsellor... 250-286-3666

Laichwiltach Family Life Society... 250-283-7161

On Cortes Island

Emergency police/ambulance... 911

RCMP (non-emergency)... 250-285-3631

Mental Health Nurse... 250-850-2620

Cortes Health Centre... 250-935-6718

Family Support Worker... 250-935-6608

 
 

WE HUMBLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY ON THE TRADITIONAL, ANCESTRAL TERRITORY OF THE WE WAI KAI AND WE WAI KUM FIRST NATIONS WHO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS LAND SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL.​

WE RECOGNIZE THAT LGBTQ2S PERSONS FACE A HIGH RISK OF DISCRIMINATION AND ABUSE DUE TO THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY AND/OR GENDER EXPRESSION. WE RECOGNIZE TRANSGENDER OR GENDER VARIANT INDIVIDUALS FACE THE HIGHEST RISK OF EXPERIENCING DISCRIMINATION AND ABUSE AMONG LGBTQ2S COMMUNITIES.


WE ACCEPT GENDER NON-CONFORMING, NON-BINARY AND TWO-SPIRITED INDIVIDUALS, AND TRANS-WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN FLEEING ABUSE.

©2019 BY KIRSTEN ZALESCHUK OF THE CAMPBELL RIVER AND NORTH ISLAND TRANSITION SOCIETY