Domestic Violence

Family Violence
Family violence involves the intent of a person to control by means of physical, psychological, sexual, spiritual, financial, or property abuse. The purpose of this abuse is to control behavior by the inducement of fear. Underlying all abuse is a power imbalance between the victim and their abuser. The term family violence will encompass the implications of the violence for society as a whole.
Abuse is defined as:

  • Any action that intentionally harms or injures another person
  • Forcing an individual to do something against their will
  • Not Random, it is Not your fault
Have You

  • Had arguments with your partner where you were injured, insulted or verbally attacked
  • Felt afraid of your partners behavior such as reckless driving, use of drugs and alcohol or threatening behavior
  • Been prevented from seeing your friends or family, getting a job, going to school or church
  • Listened to constant criticism by your partner for how you look or what you wear
  • Been told you are to blame for all the problems in the relationship
  • Been made to have sex when or in ways or with people that you did not want
  • Had money or information about your finances kept from you
  • Been put down or threatened in front of your children

If you answered ‘YES’ to any of these statements, you may be experiencing abuse in your relationship.

Domestic Violence Outreach

Domestic violence (DV) is an abuse of power in relationships of trust and dependency. It is also known as intimate partner violence or family violence. DV manifests in a pattern of abusive behaviours of the perpetuators to gain power and control over the others. Victims of domestic violence are often hidden from the public eye for a long time due to fear and stigma, which could result in serious health consequences for the individuals, family, and the community of both the abuser and the abused.

You are not alone. Our domestic violence outreach program takes on a non-judgemental, trauma-informed and client-centered approach to support clients as they navigate the complicated medical, justice and legal systems. We provide ongoing emotional support, individualized wellness planning, community partner referrals, and accompaniment to medical, justice, and legal appointments. We also offer education opportunities for the public to gain a better understanding of the social, structural, and systemic issues surrounding domestic violence.

Our program is currently offering two women’s support groups. Please register here: Women’s Support Group 

Statement on Security

Society sees personal security as a fundamental human right. We are therefore committed to providing a safe haven where women and their children can seek shelter while fleeing from abusive relationships. The Hope and Area Transition Society will take every possible step to ensure safety for all Residents and Staff.

If you are in danger call 911 or Victimlink BC at 1‑800‑563‑0808

BC Society of Transition Houses

Victim Link BC

Jean Scott Transition House 604-869-5191

Domestic Violence Services

Jean Scott Transition House

An 8-bed home, providing free accommodations and support services to women with or without their children who are fleeing an abusive environment.

Stop the Violence Counselling

The goal of the Stopping the Violence Program is to empower women to evolve from victim to victor and thus enable them to develop to their fullest potential.

PEACE Program

The PEACE program is a psycho-educational initiative aimed at ultimately breaking the cycle of violence against women and children. Children can participate in group sessions or individual on-to-one sessions.

School-Based Anti-Violence Program

A psycho-educational initiative aimed at ultimately breaking the cycle of violence against women and children. This program is offered to all school-aged children in Fraser-Cascade School District.

Hope and Area Transition Society provides services, advocacy and education to build resiliency, empowerment and inclusion.

Main Office: (604) 869-5111

400 Park Street, PO Box 1761, Hope, BC V0X1L0

House of Hope Emergency Shelter: (604) 869-7574

650 Old Princeton Hwy. Hope, BC V0X1L4

Jean Scott Transition House: (604) 869-5191

I acknowledge our agency provides services within the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Stó:lō and Nlaka’pamux.