Providing transitional housing for senior women fleeing abuse, or over the phone support, and advocacy to women over 55 years of age experiencing the impact of a past or present violent/abusive relationship. 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Crisis calls can be directed to: Durrant Crisis at (604) 531-4430 – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Fraser Health is responsible for responding to situations of abuse and neglect involving adults unable to seek support and assistance on their own due to restraint, physical handicap, illness, disease, injury or any other condition that affects their ability to make decisions.
Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL) is a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated, or to receive information about elder abuse prevention. Funded by the Province of BC. Phone line hours: 8:00am – 8:00pm daily excluding statutory holidays. TTY Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays
TTY: (604) 428-3359
TTY Toll Free: 1(855) 306-1443
Toll Free: 1(866) 437-1940
Formerly BC Centre for Elder Advocacy & Support
Staff lawyers and a legal advocate provide legal advice, advocacy and representation to people age 55+ who are not able to access legal help due to low income or other barriers on legal issues involving housing (residential tenancy, assisted living and residential care), debt, government benefits (CPP, OAS, GIS, etc.), financial exploitation, guardianship/capacity, abuse/neglect and discrimination based on age. Funded by the Law Foundation of BC. Call the Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL) for a referral to the Elder Law Clinic and Legal Advocacy Program. SAIL Hours: 8:00am-8:00pm daily except statutory holidays. Language Interpretation: 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday, except statutory holidays. TTY Hours: 9am-4pm Monday to Friday except statutory holiday.
SAIL Phone: (604) 437-1940
SAIL Toll Free: 1 (866) 437-1940
TTY Toll Free: 1 (855) 306-1443
Get support and empowerment from Threshold outreach staff, who offer services that will support you if you have experienced threats, abuse and/or violence including sexual assault and historical sexual abuse. Services are offered in a safe, accepting and confidential environment in which you can explore your options and define your goals. Threshold staff recognize and respond to your cultural and lifestyle needs in addressing abuse.
Provides culturally sensitive support, counselling, advocacy, accompaniment and referrals to immigrant, refugee and visible minority women including seniors, children and families facing the challenges of domestic violence. Assistance in over 20 languages is available. They also provide workshops and various free educational programs on Stopping the Violence services; Community Based Victim Services and more.