|Together We Stand.
Howe Sound Women’s Centre envisions a day when all women and their children are valued and lead healthy lives – supported, connected to the community and violence-free.
This is our guiding vision embedded in our mission, values and strategic plans. It is what we strive for every single day.
The unfathomable tragedies of the past weeks (and hours and days and months and years) highlight the continued racism experienced all to frequently by people of colour throughout North America.
The Howe Sound Women’s Centre stands with those united against racism in our communities, our country, and the world over. On April 9, 2020 at the funeral for George Floyd, Rev. Bill Lawson said “Out of his death has come a movement, a worldwide movement…but that movement is not going to stop after two weeks, three weeks, a month. That movement is going to change the world.”
We need to do better. We need to raise our voices. We need to break down the systems built to oppress.
Looking to provide financial support? Please donate to the following: (compiled by Feminists Deliver)
Drop-In Centres Open for In Person Support
Our Whistler and Squamish Drop-in centres opened their doors on May 18, resuming regular hours.
Squamish: Monday-Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm
Whistler: Tuesday-Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm
We are continuing to navigate health concerns by managing the number of people we have in the space at a time, while reducing barriers to needed support and connection.
Pearl’s Value & Vintage Reopened
Our beloved Pearl’s Value & Vintage reopened June 8! Please note for the month of June and possibly longer we will have a change in our store hours and donating hours.
Donating hours: 10am until 2pm 7 days per week
Store Hours: 10am until 4pm 7 days per week.
We are asking our donators to call ahead if possible so they won’t be disappointed. We also may not be able to accept very large loads of donations at one time.
To our valued customers and supporters- thank you and looking forward to seeing you!
Family Law Legal Clinics
Monthly family law legal clinics will resume over the phone over the summer. Legal clinics are an opportunity to get 30-minutes of free legal advice from a family law lawyer. Contact the Squamish Drop-In Centre (604-892-5748) to register or for more information regarding this and other legal resources.
Next Legal Clinic Dates:
Monday July 6 (appointment times available from 1:00-3:00pm)
Monday August 10 (appointment times available from 1:00-3:00pm)
“Anger is an appropriate reaction to racist attitudes, as is fury when the actions arising from those attitudes do not change.” – Audre Lorde