Building Supports: Housing Access for Immigrant and Refugee Women Leaving Violence (with BC Non-Profit Housing Association & BC Society of Transition Houses)


Building Supports is a community-based project led by three project partners: BC Non-Profit Housing Association, BC Society of Transition Houses, and The FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children. The first year of this three-year project is focused on research and includes three components:

1. Online surveys with transition house and multi-service agency staff across BC
2. Individual interviews with housing managers across BC
3. Focus groups and individual interviews with immigrant and refugee women who have left abusive relationships.


“You Are Not Alone” – public awareness campaign reaching out to immigrant and refugee women experiencing violence

For more information, see the You Are Not Alone press release 2017 or visit the You Are Not Alone campaign webpage.























Please visit the BCSTH project page for more information and study results.

This project is generously funded by the Vancouver Foundation and the Representative for Children and Youth.