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Campbell River and North Island Transition Society

CAMPBELL RIVER AND NORTH ISLAND TRANSITION SOCIETY (CRNITS) is a registered non-profit organization which has a mandate to end family violence and violence against women and children.  CRNITS programs and services are available to all women and their children in the North Vancouver Island Region. CRNITS operates Ann Elmore Transition House and Rose Harbour Transitional Housing in Campbell River. CRNITS also operates safe homes in remote locations.  There are no service fees associated to programs and services provided by CRNITS with the exception of subsidized rent at Rose Harbour.


ANN ELMORE TRANSITION HOUSE (AEH) is a short-term emergency shelter which provides safe shelter, support services, food, clothing and basic necessities for women, and their children, who are at risk of abuse/violence. Services also available at AEH include detox, supportive recovery and stabilization programs.

ROSE HARBOUR TRANSITIONAL HOUSING (RH) is a program which includes time limited subsidized housing and specialized services for clients, with or without children, who are impacted by homelessness, abuse, violence, and/or substance misuse.  Programs offered at RH include in-house life skills workshops, SMART recovery, Ready to Rent training, health services, and a community kitchen.  Other specialized services are offered as needs dictate.

The CAMPBELL RIVER WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTRE is a resource for all women and their children in the community. They provide drop-in services, nutritional snacks, poverty relief supplies, and support services to the 450 women who access their services monthly.

CHILD AND YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICES are offered at Ann Elmore House and Rose Harbour. A Child and Youth Support Counsellor combines a variety of techniques to help mothers and their children address the impact of violence and abuse in their lives.   

ONGOING SUPPORT GROUPS are available to women staying at AEH or living at RH, and to women in the community. Support groups vary in their content in order to address specific issues related to healing and change. SMART Recovery groups support women who have chosen to abstain or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviour. Outreach services are available to women who are not in a residential program and/or live in isolated communities where their ability to access services in Campbell River is difficult.  Services include an on-site Outreach Worker, referrals, and -where possible- access to a safe home.  Outreach Services also include community education about CRNITS programs and services, information on violence and abuse, and education on violence prevention/intervention. CRNITS also provides counselling through the Stopping the Violence program.

SAFE HOMES: In the Gold River and Cortes Island areas we offer safe shelter for women and their dependent children who have experienced, or are at risk of, abuse, threats, or violence.

24-HOUR TELEPHONE HELP LINE is available to women in crisis: 250-286-3666


SOCIAL MEDIA SITES provide CRNITS information, resources, and contact information. The sites include a website at and a Facebook page at Campbell River and North Island Transition Society.

MAJOR FUNDERS include BC Housing, Province of BC, BC Lottery Corporation, and United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island. 

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