In this state-of-the-art vehicle, women are able to step onto the mobile coach and have their screening mammogram right in the coach, making for a more comfortable and private experience. They have a reception area, dressing area, and mammography examination room. The vehicles are also equipped with a wheelchair lift.
Close to 100 women who could not afford to buy a bra this month were helped by Supportive Start pop-up bra shop and Surrey Women’s Centre. Every woman was treated with dignity and respect and left properly fitted and a lot more comfortable.
I'm buying a bracelet this year in honour of my Nana, Maria Catroppa. November 24 will be the 7 year anniversary of the night her life was taken. Buy this beautiful bracelet today as an early Christmas present and help raise awareness around domestic violence.
It is clear to see that during her short life, Maple touched many lives. Now that she is gone, she continues to touch the lives of people she has never met.
“I had no scratches, no bruises, no skin under my fingernails from fighting back. My assailant was my new boyfriend, who told me he loved me, and I had willingly gone to his house after school to make out, for a second time.“
This upcoming weekend, July 29th-31st is Pride Weekend in Vancouver. We would like to take this opportunity to express our support for LGBT communities, particularly given the events in Orlando this past June.
Surrey Women’s Centre is hitting the street and knocking on doors! We’ll be letting you know how you change the lives of women and girls when you sign up for monthly giving. When a woman gets to the hospital after an assault, she has not only experienced emotional and physical trauma, but she now has many critical decisions to make in a short time.
At Surrey Women’s Centre we are excited to see signs of progress for the LGBT community in Surrey this week. Not only did the gay-straight alliance at Guildford Park Secondary host Surrey’s first ever Pride Prom on Monday, but this weekend the City will also be hosting Surrey’s first Pride Parade.
As Surrey Women’s Centre gives a #ShoutOut4Survivors, we would also like to welcome Dr. Santa Ono to his new role as UBC President. We are hopeful that Dr. Ono will enable UBC to address its history of failing to adequately respond to and support survivors of sexual assault.
It’s 3:00am on any given night of the week and the phone rings - again. The volume is turned up to a deafening level. I leap out of bed.
“We have a woman here that needs you.”
I arrive and am greeted by two sets of eyes – she’s brought a loved one with her. Good, I think. She hasn’t been sitting here alone.
I can’t read what she’s feeling in that first look. Shock, trauma, and confusion look different on everyone. But that other set of eyes always meets me with a familiar pleading stare that’s saying, What do I do? How do I help her?