Bridges welcomes all women, self-identified women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community at any of our locations in Southern Vancouver Island located on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen (Esquimalt and Songhees) Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke and W̱SÁNEĆ, (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples. We believe and support diverse women who have been impacted by violence, abuse and trauma at any point in their lives, and are looking for a life change.

“Taking the step to contact [Bridges] back in 2014 and working through your program changed my life. The employment program was everything that I needed to know but had never been taught, the skills that you give to women should be taught to everyone from elementary school through to high school. I often wonder why my parents didn’t teach me about things like boundaries and that I was allowed to have them, I think it’s because nobody ever taught them. I will be forever thankful for your program and the tools I came away with.”

– Past Bridges Student