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Resources and Publications

YWCA Metro Vancouver is committed to raising awareness of the effects of violence against women and educating youth about healthy relationships.

When a woman in an abusive relationship is able to access the right kinds of supports—such as safe affordable housing, quality child care, training and legal aid—she can escape the violence and begin to rebuild her life. Our publications are available to assist you or a loved one.

Resources and Publications

Stopping the Violence
A guide for women facing domestic violence which includes resources, facts, tips and information, as well as some guidelines on how to help if you know someone who is being abused.

Custody and Access Brochure
A guide for women who are facing custody and access issues. It contains current legislation, policies and procedures that affect women and children in British Columbia.

Mothers without Legal Status in Canada Handbook
Describes the experiences of mothers without legal status and how service providers can best help them.

Mothers without Legal Status in Canada Research Report
Describes the experiences of mothers without legal status and makes recommendations for change in the Canadian legal and immigration systems.

Court-Related Abuse and Harassment Research Report
Documents how men use the legal system to further abuse and torment their ex-partners.