New Youth Suicide Intervention Toolkits Available - Salt Spring Island

Community Health Notice posted: 14-Oct-2016 2:08 PM PDT

These toolkits were initiated and developed to help parents, caregivers and professionals, like teachers and healthcare providers, reach out to children and youth who may be at risk for suicide on Salt Spring Island, as well as for youth themselves.

Download the toolkits from Salt Spring Island Community Services website

Social Services - Women's Services

Canadian Federation of University Women

The Salt Spring Island branch of the CFUW is part of an international organization of women who are university graduates or who have an equivalent qualification.more info

Address / Contact Info
Ursula Livingston: (250) 537-8561
Linda Counsell: (250) 653-2424

Children Who Witness Abuse

Counselling and support for children who have witnessed abuse in their homes.more info

Address / Contact Info
Island Women Against Violence (IWAV)
Box 376 Ganges PO
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2W1
Phone: (250) 538-5569
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Island Women Against Violence (IWAV)

IWAV is a non-profit organization providing services throughout the Southern Gulf Islands to women and their children affected by violence and abuse.more info

Address / Contact Info
Box 376 Ganges PO
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2W1
toll free: 1-877-435-7544
Phone: (250) 537-0735
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Outreach Services

Women's Outreach Services has a full-time outreach worker, based on Salt Spring, providing a range of support services to women on Salt Spring and the Outer Islands (Pender, Mayne, Galiano and Saturna).more info

Address / Contact Info
Island Women Against Violence (IWAV)
Box 376 Ganges PO
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2W1
Phone: (250) 537-0717
toll-free: 1-888-537-0717
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Salt Spring Island Transition House Violence & Abuse Help Line

The SSI Transition House is a 6-bed facility accessible around the clock to women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse.more info

Address / Contact Info
Island Women Against Violence (IWAV)
Box 376 Ganges PO
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2W1
Phone: (250) 537-0735
toll-free: 1-877-435-7544
Fax: (250) 537-0736
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Salt Spring Island's Women's Institute

The Institute's aims are to improve conditions of rural life, to promote the theory and practice of agriculture, to promote home economics, public health, child welfare, education, better schools and cultural activities.more info

Address / Contact Info
Phone: (250) 653-4224

Salt Spring Women Opposed to Violence and Abuse (SWOVA)

The mandate of SWOVA is to develop solutions to prevent violence and abuse against women and children through education, community development, and research.more info

Address / Contact Info
Community Development and Research Society
344 Lower Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2V3
Phone: (250) 537-1336
Fax: (250) 537-1336
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Stopping the Violence Counselling

This program offers counselling to women on Salt Spring Island who have experienced violence in relationships, sexual abuse or childhood abuse.more info

Address / Contact Info
Island Women Against Violence (IWAV)
Box 376 Ganges PO
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2W1
Phone: (250) 538-5568
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Transitions Thrift Store

Transitions supports and enhances the programs and services of Island Women Against Violence (IWAV).more info

Address / Contact Info
Island Women Against Violence (IWAV)
#1-144 Fulford-Ganges Road (beside Roasting Co.)
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2K6
Phone: (250) 537-0661
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Voice of Women

Voice of Women is a national women's group founded in 1960 to work towards world peace, women's issues and environmental concerns.more info

Address / Contact Info
Maggie Schubart: (250) 537-9804
Marion Pape: (250) 537-4567