women shelters

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)