Dixon Transition Society Wants You to be Their Christmas Miracle
Online Silent Auction is live: Bid on your favourite item now! Great gift ideas! December 14 at midnight
Virtual 50/50 Raffle Draw Open Now: Test your luck! $10 for 5 entries/$25 for 15 entries. Nov 16 – Dec 14
From one end of the world to the other, we are all feeling the impact of COVID-19 and finding ways to adjust to living in a “new normal”. Unfortunately for some, this includes violence and abuse at home. Staying home is not the safest place. As a local non-profit organization that provides transitional housing, counselling programs, and resources for women and children who are escaping domestic violence in the Lower Mainland, our work is essential year-round and is critical now more than ever in times of economic uncertainty, anxiety caused by quarantine, and support services operating at a reduced capacity. The effects of the pandemic are being observed industry-wide at various human and social service organizations; The Battered Women’s Support Services crisis line for women experiencing domestic violence reported getting close to 100 calls a day since the start of the pandemic. This 300% surge in calls has been identified as a result of domestic violence survivors having their traumatic responses activated by the current situation causing them to experience increased depression, anxiety, loneliness, and suicide ideation.
We, therefore, need your help to ensure that the women and children we serve are getting the support and resources they need to battle the mound of negative emotions brought on by the pandemic. Contribute to our mission now by participating in our Online Silent Auction and 50/50 Raffle Draw (closing Dec 14th)! All proceeds go to Dixon House – our 10-bed emergency transition house for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. Alternatively, if you would like to make a direct monetary contribution, you can make a donation now. We are also accepting care packages for our clients at this time and would love to receive these in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Your donations, be that monetary or in-kind, are what make the hopes and dreams of the women and children we serve into reality!
If you would like further information or to arrange a donation, please contact Mishaal at our office via email@example.com or (604) 433-4191.