Step 1: Enquire

No referral needed to enquire and enroll in programs. Read below to assess your situation. Enrollment into programs is ongoing, contact our office at  (250) 385-7410 or email info@bfws.ca and find out about what program will work for you.

Who can apply?

All Bridges programs are open to all women, self-identified women and members of the LGBTQ+ community who have been impacted by violence or trauma at any time in their life. To get the most out of our programs, women are individually assessed and are required to:

  • be out of crisis
  • be out of an abusive relationship and not be actively engaged in crisis level disputes with abuser(s)
  • have taken any necessary legal steps to ensure safety (restraining order, peace bond)
  • have safe living conditions
  • have children settled in school/daycare
  • have motivation to stay clean and sober throughout the program
  • and have clear motivation for change, learning, employment, volunteering or education

Step 2: Assessment

An in-person interview will determine your eligibility for one of our programs. We will help you determine areas of your life that need support and accompany this with community referrals. We will also assist you to further personal development elsewhere, if needed, before attending one of our Programs.

Step 3: Intake

Once assessment is complete and eligibility is determined, we will find a program that is right for you. If you are eligible, we ensure your personal support system requirements is in place to register you in a classroom, match you up with a counselor and provide you with the next steps.