Week Without Violence

Each year during the third week of October, Canadians bond with people in over 90 countries around the world to mark YWCA’s Week Without Violence.

Week Without Violence 2020

October 19-25

Isolation, financial instability and stay-at-home recommendations due to COVID-19 have made life even more dangerous for women experiencing intimate partner violence.  

YWCA Metro Vancouver runs three second-stage transition houses, where women and children leaving violence find safety and support as they rebuild their lives. Families often arrive with no more than a bag or two of essentials. They stay up to two years in their own, fully-furnished suites, and receive emotional and parenting support, safety planning, assistance with education and employment, legal supports and access to other YWCA services. 

Learn more about the life-changing impacts of our second-stage transition housing:

Women and children need a safe place to call home. Please consider donating to our second-stage transition housing in this time of need. This Week Without Violence, give the gift of safety. 


Learn more about how YWCA Metro Vancouver is supporting women who are experiencing violence and/or leaving abusive relationships. If you have experienced abuse and violence, please visit our Violence Prevention Services page.