Resources: Women In Need

Shelter/Transitional Housing

The Cridge Transition House for Women
A safe, confidential place for women with or without children can go to when escaping a abusive relationship. Abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological or any other type.
Contact: 250 479-3963 ANY TIME OF THE DAY OR NIGHT

Victoria Women’s Transition House
Operated by professional staff and trained volunteers. Call this number if you are experiencing abuse and are seeking safe emergency shelter.
Contact: 250-385-6611 24 Hours

Annie’s Place Transition House (Sooke): Emergency Pager: 250-480-5461

Second Stage Transitional Housing

Margaret Laurence House: 250-995-0058

The Cridge Supportive Transitional Housing: 250- 995-6418.
Application Link:

Programs for Women

Bridges for Women Society
Employment training and support programs for women impacted by violence and abuse.
320-1175 Cook Street
Victoria, BC, Canada, V8V 4A1
Toll free 1 866 896-3356
Tel: (250) 385-7410
Fax: (250) 385-7459

Women In Need
Transformational and Self Sufficiency Programs
Administration Office
785 Pandora Ave
Victoria, BC
V8W 1N9
Phone: (250) 480-4006
Fax: (250) 412-0654
Program Coordinator: 250-480-4006 ext 202

Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre
511-620 View St
CRISIS/INFO LINE: 250-383-3232
Tel: 250-383-5545

Wear 2 Start
Helps women cloth themselves to get back in the workforce. Clients must be referred from a local job preparation/training/education agency.
216-733 Johnson St
Tel: 250-472-9327


Citizens’ Counselling Centre
Counseling, advocacy and liaison services for individuals, couples and groups
941 Kings Rd

Hulitan Social Service Society
Counseling, advocacy/liaison services for First Nations children and families.
902A Caledonia Ave
Tel: 250-384-9466

VictimLINK (Crime Victim Assistance) 1-800-563-0808
24 hr multilingual phone line for victims of any crime. Offers crisis support and referrals, information on the justice system, resources, victim services.