women shelters

Talitha Koum Society, a women’s support and housing organization, needs funds for camping equipment to get back to their favourite group activity. (Contributed photo)

Lower Mainland women’s rehabilitation centre needs funds to run programs, expand housing unit

Talitha Koum Society helps women in recovery by providing accomodation, resources

 

People take part in a demonstration to highlight violence against women in Montreal, Friday, April 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Gun regulation great, but doesn’t address root domestic violence drivers: advocates

“Violence in relationships is a social problem and most of it is learned behaviour”

 

People are seen during the Ann Davis Transition Society’s Drive-Thru Breakfast fundraiser in 2019. (Submitted by Ann Davis Transition Society)

Ann Davis drive-thru breakfast fundraiser will help families in Chilliwack

Proceeds from 7th annual by-donation event will support women’s and children’s programs

 

A team with Ann Davis Transition Society takes part in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser as they walk along Young Road on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

‘Coldest Night’ fundraiser walk returns as in-person event to help vulnerable people in Chilliwack

Funds will go to Ann Davis Transition Society to help people experiencing homelessness, hurt and hunger

A team with Ann Davis Transition Society takes part in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser as they walk along Young Road on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
People gather at the edge of the pond at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College on Dec. 6 during the United Against Violence Against Women candlelight vigil held to mark the 1989 massacre of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal as well as to remember and bear witness to the women murdered and missing in the Okanagan-Shuswap and beyond. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Emotional vigil held on day police find remains of Shuswap woman missing for 5 years

Annual vigil pays respects to women killed in the École Polytechnique massacre and local women

People gather at the edge of the pond at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College on Dec. 6 during the United Against Violence Against Women candlelight vigil held to mark the 1989 massacre of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal as well as to remember and bear witness to the women murdered and missing in the Okanagan-Shuswap and beyond. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Chilliwack illusionist Chris Funk will be performing during a flood relief fundraiser on Dec. 17. Above, he is seen during a Masters of Illusion show in 2020. (Associated Television Intl. screen shot)

Chilliwack illusionist performs fundraiser show for flood-impacted women’s shelters

‘Redefining Wonder’ show with Chilliwack’s Chris Funk will be both in-person and online

Chilliwack illusionist Chris Funk will be performing during a flood relief fundraiser on Dec. 17. Above, he is seen during a Masters of Illusion show in 2020. (Associated Television Intl. screen shot)
The Ann Davis Outreach Centre is now open at 46230 Yale Rd. and will be open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A recent grand opening ceremony was held, where executive director Patti MacAhonic was joined by a few selected guests, including Dionne McGrath, who performed aboriginal singing, drumming and cleansing of the space. (Image from Ann Davis)

New outreach office downtown Chilliwack will connect vulnerable people to resources

Staff and dignitaries celebrated as office space officially opened for business

The Ann Davis Outreach Centre is now open at 46230 Yale Rd. and will be open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A recent grand opening ceremony was held, where executive director Patti MacAhonic was joined by a few selected guests, including Dionne McGrath, who performed aboriginal singing, drumming and cleansing of the space. (Image from Ann Davis)
A team with Ann Davis Transition Society takes part in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser as they walk along Young Road on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Coldest Night’ walk raises nearly $60,000 for new Ann Davis outreach office in Chilliwack

Ann Davis Transition Society thrift shop will be transformed into much needed outreach centre

A team with Ann Davis Transition Society takes part in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser as they walk along Young Road on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Patti MacAhonic, executive director with Ann Davis Transition Society, and fellow staff member, Mary Jones, are getting ready for the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser on Feb. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Coldest Night’ walk to raise money for homeless, vulnerable women and children in Chilliwack

This year’s Coldest Night of the Year walk will be benefitting Ann Davis Transition Society

Patti MacAhonic, executive director with Ann Davis Transition Society, and fellow staff member, Mary Jones, are getting ready for the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser on Feb. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A new ‘soft reporting’ room is opening inside the Ann Davis Transition Society offices on Dec. 1, 2020 which is thought to be the first of its kind in B.C. (Ann Davis Transitional Society/ Facebook)

New ‘trauma-informed’ reporting room opening next week in Chilliwack

The ‘Willow Room’ is for reporting domestic violence, sexual, or gender-based violence to police

A new ‘soft reporting’ room is opening inside the Ann Davis Transition Society offices on Dec. 1, 2020 which is thought to be the first of its kind in B.C. (Ann Davis Transitional Society/ Facebook)
Patti MacAhonic, executive director of Ann Davis Transition Society. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Crisis calls are on the rise in Chilliwack to Ann Davis Transition Society

Added stressors and financial pressures are taking their toll since COVID-19 hit

Patti MacAhonic, executive director of Ann Davis Transition Society. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Volunteers creating a dog run at one of two transition house facilities run by Ann Davis Transition Society (ADTS) on Aug. 14, 2020. ADTS is thanking all its supporters and donors involved in the project including: Wedler Engineering (Andre Gagne, Julie Vincent, Jonathan Funk, Kolby Giesler and Glen Darychuck); and Universal Construction (Jeff Boychuk and Ryan Shingle); and Brian Harding, who provided landscaping. (Ann Davis Transition Society)

Safe houses now pet friendly at Ann Davis Transition Society facilities in Chilliwack

‘Being able to bring the along family pet a great comfort to women and children’ says ADTS head

Volunteers creating a dog run at one of two transition house facilities run by Ann Davis Transition Society (ADTS) on Aug. 14, 2020. ADTS is thanking all its supporters and donors involved in the project including: Wedler Engineering (Andre Gagne, Julie Vincent, Jonathan Funk, Kolby Giesler and Glen Darychuck); and Universal Construction (Jeff Boychuk and Ryan Shingle); and Brian Harding, who provided landscaping. (Ann Davis Transition Society)
Chilliwack homeless community is 40 per cent women according to the FVRD 2020 Homeless Count. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack has highest rate of homeless women in the B.C.: advocate

The FVRD homeless count results this week show that 40 per cent of Chilliwack homeless are women

Chilliwack homeless community is 40 per cent women according to the FVRD 2020 Homeless Count. (Black Press file)
In this file shot from Nov. 17, 2018, Jackie Moore (right) grabs an armful of toys donated by Margaret Stephens (left) during the Ann Davis Transition Society toy drive at Real Canadian Superstore. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)

Ann Davis Transition Society navigating impacts of COVID-19

ADTS raises awareness, funds in B.C. Prevention of Violence Against Women Week, April 12-18

In this file shot from Nov. 17, 2018, Jackie Moore (right) grabs an armful of toys donated by Margaret Stephens (left) during the Ann Davis Transition Society toy drive at Real Canadian Superstore. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress file)
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