If you are concerned about someone who is experiencing domestic violence, please know that the below supports are available to them. We understand that the stress of a global pandemic and being required to stay indoors and share space with others can exacerbate preexisting issues. We encourage you to share these resources.
24-Hour Métis Crisis Line toll-free number 1-833-638-4722
KUU-US Crisis Line Society: Aboriginal-specific 24/7 crisis line serving the entire province. Toll-Free: 1-800-588-8717.
Youth Line: 250-723-2040. Adult Line: 250-723-4050.
Battered Women’s Support Service:
Hours are Mon – Fri: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Wed, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Rape crisis line (24 hours): Phone 604-872-8212.
Women against Violence against Women: Phone 604-255-6344 / Toll-Free 1-877-392-7583.
VictimLink BC: Phone 1-800-563-0808.
VictimLinkBC: To call collect, call the Telus Relay Service at 711. Text 604-836-6381. Email VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca. TTY 604-875-0885.
Women’s Crisis Lines: Phone 604-687-1867 / Toll-Free 1-855-687-1868. Hours are Mon – Fri: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Wed 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For more information, visit these links:
- Battered Women’s Support Service - https://www.bwss.org/
- Ending Violence Association of BC - https://endingviolence.org/need-help/
- VictimLink BC - https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/criminal-justice/victims-of-crime/victimlinkbc
- Trauma-Informed Tool
MWBC Stress Management in COVID-19 Online Workshop
Thursday, July 30th 2020 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm (3 hour session)
The event description:
The effort to address COVID-19 is both extremely important for us all and poses a range of challenges for individuals and families as they respond to the demands of the situation. The situation is stressful for everyone and it is normal to be anxious and worried. This activity, Stress Management in COVID-19, is designed to provide information and suggestions about how best to cope in this difficult time. It is not intended to be a resource for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact 911 immediately or present to your nearest emergency department.
The Narrative Therapy Tree of Life Project is about identifying all the different aspects of your identity; including your past, future goals, strengths, and support system.
Participants will be provided a guide to Enhancing Métis Women's Health & Resiliency, as well as, a companion Grounding Worksheet. Facilitation videos for the Narrative Therapy Tree of Life Project have been developed and are linked below. Participants will be given time to work through the Narrative Tree of Life Project. Afterward, MWBC with Laura Chan (M.A. MFT) will host an one hour session Thursday, July 30th 2020 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
This one hour session will support dialogue about the experiences participants had working through the Narrative Therapy Tree of Life Project.
Event Registration: https://forms.gle/aa3PVb6rwMdDJM1DA
Enhancing Métis Women's health & resiliency.PDF
https://youtu.be/RYhkacNpDGI (Grounding Techniques)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXEnkHSMN6uRwsTd-V-ReSQOfVWMhsubB (6 YouTube facilitated Sessions)
If you have questions or need for support please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org