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Help women and children leaving shelter transition successfully into long-term housing.
Transitioning from living in shelter can be very difficult for women and children. Often they arrived at shelter with only the clothes on their back and nothing else. When they are ready to leave shelter, they often encounter many obstacles that can prevent them from achieving a successful transition to permanent housing. Things that some of us may take for granted such as small appliances, housewares, bedding and bathware are unattainable. As a result, women and their children may slip back into shelter.
The Bloom Group’s Transition Fund addresses these challenges and ensures women are set up for success once they enter their new housing by providing basic essentials that otherwise would not be available.
Powell Place serves women living with the intersecting challenges of violence, abuse, poverty, mental illness, and addiction. Our innovative, strengths-based approach encourages women to make their own choices and supports them as they reach toward their goals. Powell Place is the first women-only shelter in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. It houses 52 women.
Springhouse is the only women’s shelter in Vancouver that accepts male children over age 12, which helps keep women-led families together as they find permanent housing. Children and youth receive one-on-one emotional staff support in a child-friendly environment and families are connected with community resources, including schools and clinics. Springhouse has 32 beds and 10 transitional housing units.
Powell Place and Springhouse serve over 400 women and 100 families each year on average. Powell Place places between 50 - 75 women into independent housing each year while Springhouse places between 25 - 30 families into independent housing annually. (Other placements include treatment facilities, hospitals and care homes.) Roughly 50% of our shelter residents are Indigenous.
Thank you for helping women and children build resiliency and
lead healthy lives.
See why the Transition Fund matters. Watch this video:
The Bloom Group Community
Since 1961, The Bloom Group has led many of Vancouver's most progressive social services to reduce homelessness, provide end-of-life care for individuals with mental health challenges and addictions, ensure women-led families in crisis can stay together as they rebuild their lives, provide financial management services for at-risk seniors, and much more. Our ‘low-barrier’ services are inclusive and available to all individuals in need, regardless of their circumstances, and without conditions.
We are grateful for your generous support.
The Bloom Group Community Services Society is a charitable, non-profit organization. Our charitable tax number is BN108021544RR0001
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