Chilliwack – Since late December 2017 when Ann Davis Transition Society opened its doors for women experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in a temporary location, they have housed over 130 extremely appreciative women. Women that come from every walk of life and culture, with various disabilities and challenges including 9 women in wheelchairs.
Imagine yourself, your mother, grandmother or daughter being homeless in a wheelchair with nowhere to turn.
Chilliwack has the highest ratio of homeless women in the province at 40%. Ann Davis Transition Society (ADTS) is extremely grateful to BC Housing and pleased to announce that they are providing funding to open a permanent 10 bed specialized transition house for women who are fleeing violence, at risk of violence or
The Ann Davis Women’s Centre which it will be known as plans to be officially open by September 10.
ADTS has been in operation for over 37 years in Chilliwack, first with the provision of a safe house for women and children fleeing violence which is still in operation and then evolving to include full service counselling for women, children, youth, men, couples and families at risk of abuse or violence. A thrift store with a requisition program, a satellite office in Hope and now the new Women’s Centre.
ADTS receive more than 1,300 crisis calls each year. Right now, staff are also dealing with an increase in the number of women fleeing human trafficking in the area as well as the housing unaffordability.