AUGUST 30, 2020: UPDATES ON CRNITS SERVICES IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

We will provide further updates as they are available!

Managing the Pandemic at Ann Elmore House

Ann Elmore House is a short-term shelter for women (and their dependent children) who are at risk of violence or abuse. As a communal living facility, we have put in place special rules and protocols to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 to clients and staff. 

What you can expect at Ann Elmore House: 

  • Health screening before intake

  • If you have any flu-type symptoms, you are required to quarantine and get a COVID-19 test

  • Daily health screening including temperature readings 

  • Hand sanitation every time you enter the building

  • Physical distancing of 2 meters from other people

  • Non-surgical face masks are required in all shared areas of the house

  • You will be asked to "keep your bubble small", meaning that socializing is only with a small group of close family or friends

  • Overnight stays away will not be allowed

 

ANN ELMORE TRANSITION HOUSE

Campbell River and North Island Transition Society

24-HOUR HELP LINE: 250-286-3666

TOLL FREE: 1-800-667-2188

*NEW* 24-Hour TEXT-ONLY Help Line: 250-895-1773

SAFETY BEDS

Ann Elmore House provides shelter for women and their children in need of safety from all forms of abuse. Women can expect from their stay in a Safety Bed at Ann Elmore House...

  • ​Confidentiality, respect, acceptance, and understanding

  • A comfortable environment, food, and their basic personal needs met

  • Information, support, counselling, and referrals

  • Support groups

  • An on-site Child and Youth Support Worker

  • 24-hour staffing

  • Wheelchair access

For non-resident women and their children there is a 24-hour help line (250-286-3666), support groups, information, and referrals. 

 

RECOVERY PROGRAM

at Ann Elmore House

QUICK RESPONSE BEDS

Ann Elmore House offers non-medical substance withdrawal and/or stabilization of psychiatric distress symptoms in the form of Quick Response Beds. A woman can stay in a Quick Response Bed for a maximum of 14 days with a referral from a Campbell River Mental Health and Substance Use Counsellor or a Crisis Nurse at Campbell River General Hospital.

SUPPORTIVE RECOVERY PROGRAM

Ann Elmore House also provides a safe, supportive environment for the early stages of a woman's recovery from substance misuse in what is called their Supportive Recovery Program. A woman can stay in the Supportive Recovery Program for a maximum of 28 days with a referral from a Campbell River Mental Health and Substance Use Counsellor.

 

WOMEN'S WORDS

from Past Clients of Ann Elmore House

 

"I have never felt so supported, cared for and comforted, or accepted ever. Thank you so much. You have helped me become strong again."

"I would recommend to any and all trans women that this is a safe and respectful place to be. The kindness of all staff was beyond my expectations always!"

"I really appreciate Ann Elmore House and am grateful to all of the staff for their compassion and support. You offer an important service to woman who would otherwise be stuck in unsafe situations."

 

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.

©2020 BY KIRSTEN ZALESCHUK OF THE CAMPBELL RIVER AND NORTH ISLAND TRANSITION SOCIETY