ABOUT US

Comox Valley Transition Society was founded in 1987 by a group of caring members of our community who were concerned that women in abusive relationships had nowhere to go. From that time until 1992, we operated as a safe home network, where local families voluntarily took women escaping violence and their children into their own homes.

In 1992, we turned vision into reality when we purchased and opened Lilli House, a large, comfortable home with 11 beds in 6 bedrooms situated in a quiet residential neighbourhood that provided a safe, confidential space for women fleeing violence and their children. That same year we started the 24-hour Crisis Line and received funding to begin our Stopping The Violence and PEACE (formerly Children Who Witness Abuse) Counselling Programs, which we’ve been offering ever since. In 1999, we began providing detox services and in 2015, we opened Amethyst House – a 12-bed social detox and supportive recovery home for women overcoming substance use issues, providing yet another level of support for women in our community.

For more than 30 years, our services have grown and continued to fill an important need in the Comox Valley:

Photo: CVTS Executive Director, Heather Ney (right) presents cheque to 50/50 winner Andrea Haché

CVTS has grown from a group of just a few volunteers to a team of over 60 staff members. We are proud to serve women, children and families in the Comox Valley, and we are grateful for the ongoing and overwhelmingly generous support we receive from the community.

OUR VISION, MISSION AND GUIDING VALUES

VISION

A community of people who are respected, safe and supported.

MISSION

Create a healthy community through positive contributions to the lives of women, children and families.

We achieve this mission by offering a range of programs and services which provide safety and support personal well-being. Programs and services include shelter and housing, counselling and support, healing and recovery, crisis intervention, advocacy and education, prevention and awareness.

GUIDING VALUES

As a leading anti-oppression organization we operate from a feminist perspective which recognizes that power imbalances exist in society and affect all people. 

Equality   Justice, Fairness
Respect   
Self-Determination, Relational
Diversity   
Inclusive, Culturally Sensitive, Flexible
Compassion   
Kindness, Love, Generosity, Openness
Integrity   
Trust, Accountable, Professional, Dedicated

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice

 

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the health of our staff, volunteers, clients and visitors continue to be our priority while at the same time recognizing that the services CVTS offers are essential. We continue to take our direction from the provincial health office and WorksafeBC.

Our office is open and we have begun to see clients on site, although other options are still available. We will be screening when you arrive and require you to wear a mask while in our offices.

If you have an appointment or are visiting our office for another reason we ask that you do not attend the site and reschedule your appointment if you have:

any symptoms of illness or have been exposed to someone who is going for COVID-19 testing, waiting results of a COVID-19 test or is infected with COVID-19.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to keep our community healthy.