Tri-City Transitions Featured News The Age, National Times
Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God.
I HAVE been a practicing Christian all my life and a deacon and Bible teacher for many years. My faith is a source of strength and comfort to me, as religious beliefs are to hundreds of millions of people around the world. So my decision to sever my ties with the Southern Baptist Convention, after six decades, was painful and difficult. It was, however, an unavoidable decision when the convention’s... Read More → Share Family Services Event – Imagine
Board Chair Pat Dewhirst and Carol Metz Murray attended.
Read More → Thank you to Curves on McAllister
A BIG THANK YOU to Curves on McAllister in Port Coquitlam for their ongoing generosity of food donations to Joy’s Place our Transition House program for women and their children needing safe shelter from family conflict. We appreciate the kindness and open hearts of Curves’ patrons who, along with Curves, make this happen annually.
Read More → Through a Rapist’s Eyes
Through a Rapist’s Eyes
Through a rapist’s eyes. A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:
1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.
2] The second... Read More → Valley Women’s Network Association (VWNA)
Valley Women’s Network Association (VWNA)
There was a wonderful turn out for the Valley Women’s Network Association (VWNA) Tri-City Chapter Christmas Networking buffet. In addition to a delicious lunch and fabulous networking, members brought special gift items to be given to the women at TriCity Transitions Joy’s Place. An additional $500 was also presented from the VWNA to TriCity Transitions executive director Carol Metz Murray in support of this important organization.
Read More → 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence: November 25 to December 10, 2012
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence: November 25 to December 10, 2012
RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Wear a purple ribbon to remember and honour women and children who have lost their lives at the hands of a person they once loved and trusted
Read More → Snowflake Walk
December 9th 2012 marks the date of the First Annual Snowflake Walk to End Bullying. This walk will serve to raise awareness to today’s ongoing bullying battle and raise funds for the desperately needed anti-bullying resource centres and assist community education. Please join us at 1pm at the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex to walk with us and show your support. Together, we as a community can make a WORLD of difference, one step at a time.
EVENT: ... Read More → TCT & Deloitte: A Day of Caring
TCT & Deloitte: A Day of Caring
Tri-City Transitions partnered with Deloitte for a Day of Caring or Impact Day, set up through the United Way of the Lower Mainland. The Impact Day provides a Day of Caring for Deloitte employees to learn more about community social services and the services that they offer, and also to give back to the community. This year – year nine – employees contributed more than 55 volunteer hours to help us spruce up the Resource Center.
Read More → CWO – Coquitlam
A big thank you to CWO, Coquitlam volunteers, who made the weekend’s event a big success!
Read More → H.E.A.L.: Horses Empowering Authentic Living
H.E.A.L., Horses Empowering Authentic Living!
A Program Designed for the Women of Ishtar Transition Society. Tri-City Transitions was asked to participate.
H.E.A.L. is a program specifically designed for the women of Ishtar Transition Society. It stands for Horses Empowering Authentic Living! Authentic Living means:
Learning from horses how to live safely and confidentially Building life skills that will help you re-build your self-esteem, set healthy boundaries and live a more... Read More → Statistics Canada on Family Violence
Statistics Canada says about 99,000 Canadians were victims of family violence in 2010, with spouses accounting for almost half the abuse.
The agency quotes police-reported data to show that about 50 per cent of such violence was committed by a spouse, with 17 per cent blamed on a parent, 14 per cent on an extended family member, 11 per cent on a sibling and nine per cent on a child, usually a grown child.
The report says the risk of being a victim of family violence was twice as high for women, mainly... Read More → Shimmy Mob a Great Success!
Shimmy Mob a Great Success! Coquitlam 2012
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