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Cowichan Women Against Violence Society

Duncan, BC, BC Best Community Impact:
Top 5 Finalist
Employees: 34 In Business Since: 1981

CWAV Society offers four programs: Somenos Transition House provides up to 30 days of safe housing for women and their children who are fleeing abuse or violence; the Women Against Violence Against Women program offers Stopping the Violence counselling to women, Children Who Witness Abuse counselling, Community Based Victim Services and a variety of counselling/educational groups including Strengthening Families, Strengthening Parenting, Strengthening Youth, Teen Healthy Relationships, Holding Your Own in Relationship; Safer Futures does community based social research and educational programming focused on community safety and the health and safety of women and families. Safer Futures provides support services to the Community Safety Advisory Commission, and is completing research projects designed to improve the safety of women and youth; Horizons Pre-Employment for Women is a program designed to assist women with multiple barriers including trauma to prepare for employment.

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  1. Wanda Williams

    WAVA is an awesome organization to support, I only wish I could do more. It is very difficult to move from abuse and no money, no family,no support to gaining back your life and skills to assist in the transition. Wava is a non judgemental organization that I truly enjoy getting guidance from, and sending women to get guidance through their transition in life.

    Thank you WAVA for your active support to all women and families sincerely miss williams

  2. Thanya Al-Saadoon

    What a wonderful agency!

  3. Maggie Hughes

    Cowichan Women Against Violence (CWAV) is a wonderful organization that does so much good work for so many women who are unfortunately in need of its service.

  4. Pat Eckhardt

    CWAV is Good for for individuals, families and for the community. Already in their third decade of service to the Cowichan Valley

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