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.
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
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