Program Evaluation Services
Seeking Safety: Coordinating Care for Women and Girls Project
Seeking Safety: Coordinating Care for Women and Girls is a multi-year initiative led by Surrey Women’s Centre to improve the safety of women and girls in the Fraser Region of British Columbia. Seeking Safety identifies the barriers women and girls face accessing key medical, legal and social services, pilots or enhances existing responses to keep women and girls safer in communities across the region, and builds a replicable intersectional model for stakeholder collaboration and coordination to address gender-based violence.
Keeping Mothers and Their Children Safe: Domestic Violence and Child Protection
The Keeping Mothers and Their Children Safe: Domestic Violence and Child Protection Project is an innovative partnership between Surrey Women’s Centre and the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). The Project builds an inter-agency response by co-locating a community-based victim support worker with a team of child protection social workers at a local office of the MCFD. This Project promotes an integrated response where the safety needs of the mother and her child(ren) are the most important considerations in determining the most appropriate yet least disruptive response for the child(ren).
Surrey Mobile Assault Response Team (SMART)
SMART is a 24-hour crisis response team that provides services in partnership with the Forensic Nurses Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital over the phone and in person for women and girls who have experienced physical or sexual violence and need access to emergency medical treatment and legal and social services. SMART includes a confidential crisis line that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year in partnership with VictimLink BC, and the SMART Van, an emergency van service for women who have been assaulted and are not able to go to the police for help.
Ending Violence Association of BC
Project Evaluation and Report, The Safety of Immigrant, Refugee, and Non-Status Women Project, Ending Violence Association of British Columbia. “Completed in March 2011, the Safety of Immigrant, Refugee, and Non-Status Women Project has been a 3-year partnership undertaken by EVA BC with MOSAIC and Vancouver Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services to consult, analyze and take action to address policy gaps that compromise the safety of immigrant, refugee, and non-status women who experience violence. This project has been funded by the Law Foundation of BC.”