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Programs & Services

Seeds of Independence

YWCA Seeds of Independence is an outreach program providing support to self-identifying women who have experienced abuse by an intimate partner.  

What we do

We work with women and children who have exhausted crisis services and require longer-term support to rebuild safe, nurturing and supportive lives for themselves and their families. We can meet in person, by phone or over video.  

We help with: 

  • Emotional support 
  • Safety planning
  • Finding affordable housing 
  • Accessing income assistance 
  • Navigating legal systems 
  • Accompaniments to court and other appointments 
Am I eligible?

You are eligible for this program if you: 

  • Self-identify as a woman 
  • Have experienced some form of abuse in an intimate relationship, including relationships with romantic partners, parents or caregivers 
  • Live in Metro Vancouver 

For more information, contact Outreach Worker Jessica West  at jwest@ywcavan.org.