Haven Transition House provides temporary shelter and support for women and their children who have experienced violence and are seeking safety while exploring their options.

Women from all walks of life and backgrounds come to the Transition House. Trauma in families can result from many forms of emotional, physical, sexual, verbal, financial and psychological abuses.

At Haven Transition House, all forms of violence are taken seriously. Transition House staff assist resident parents and their children in understanding and coping with effects of family violence.

The Haven Transition House is a safe environment that provides crisis support, referral services, children’s counselling, parenting skills, individual and group support, and we couldn’t do what we do without donations from the community who make our Transition House, Parksville Qualicum Haven House and children’s programs warm and safe places to be.

A Glimpse Inside – Transition House & Parksville Qualicum Haven House

All Transition House services support self-awareness, self-determination and choices based on each person’s situation, needs and understanding. A Women’s Support Worker is always available for crisis counselling, assessment, admission or referral support. Advocacy and accompaniment is available when possible for medical purposes, legal services, community and social services. Childminding, nutritious meals, bedding and laundry facilities are provided in a secure environment that is focused on the safety and well-being of each resident.

Children’s Support at the Transition House


When children arrive at the Haven Transition House they are often in crisis. They need safety, care and support to help them cope with feelings of fear and confusion which result from being exposed to family violence in their homes.

Children are supported to understand abuse is not their fault. Mothers and other caregivers are supported to help their children deal with the trauma and changes that are often part of leaving an abusive home. Families are supported to increase awareness of abuse, develop strategies for safety and strengthen resilience for change.

All services are confidential and free of charge. A family staying at the Transition House can schedule an appointment with a counsellor from the Children Who Witness Abuse program anytime during their stay or after leaving.

If you or your children are in a crisis and need a safe place to stay call our Toll Free 24-hour crisis line 1-888-756-0616.

To contact Haven Transition House Call 250-756-2452

The Haven Transition House would not exist without the generous support of our local community. To donate to the Transition House, please contact Haven at 250-756-2452 extension 239.