Crisis Line:  250.748.8544


Christmas and Wet Weather

Check out our Ways to Help link for our Christmas and wet weather lists of items we could use. 

We are also accepting Christmas gifts for our Somenos House programs and it's wrap around services.  Help us create our annual free shopping area for women to come and pick out toys for their children.  Mom's can go to our shopping room and pick out 1 or 2 items to give to their children at Christmas.  We also like to be able to give women something for themselves.  Gently used gift bags and wrapping paper are welcomed.  

Homeless Prevention Program also provides the little things

The CWAV Society Homeless Prevention Worker likes to help out women and children that come to her for supports, not only does the HPP Worker Pascale DuPont provide much needed crisis and rental funds, but she also helps women with some of the little things that help make moms and babies comfortable when they are travelling to appointments by stroller and bus.  She does not need a lot but some of the basics are below:

  • Umbrellas
  • Underwear for mothers and children (various sizes)
  • Socks for mothers and children
  • Small blankets for strollers

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Please contact CWAV Society front desk if you have donations to contribute to the Homeless Prevention program at 250-748-7000 or

Shelter in Need!

The Women's Shelter at 2003 University Way is in desperate need of:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hats
  • Insect Repellent
  • Vicks VapoRub
  • Toothbrushes
  • Single blankets

Starbucks Supports Women's Night Shelter

A huge thank you to Starbucks, who generously overwhelmed our Cowichan Women's Night Shelter with 63 bags of donated summer and outdoor clothing !!! Our staff and clients are so grateful for the support. 

Starbucks Manager Jaime pictured with the donations that were collected with the help of her staff and community!

Thank you to Cowichan Heritage Quilters!!

Somenos Transition House would like to send a sincere thank you to the talented women of Cowichan Heritage Quilters for their quilts and wall hanging!  Photo includes quilters Shirley and Debby, and Somenos House supervisor Tina.

Thank you St. Andrews Church Congregation!

Thank you to the St. Andrews Church congregation for the generous donation of many wonderful articles of goods for our clients!

Thank you to Sheer Essentials!

We at the CWAV Society - Women's Shelter appreciate your generous donations of clothing to our clients.

Thank you Krasy Joe's and Dan's Pre-Cast


CWAV Society would like to shout out a big THANK YOU to Krasy Joe's Parking Maintenance and Dan's Precast for the incredible job they did this weekend on our parking lot!  Upon arriving to work after the Victoria Day long weekend, we were pleasantly surprised to find our parking lot magically 

Trauma Informed Yoga

Please call CWAV Society office at (250) 510-1899 ext. 105 for more information.


Someno's House Supervisor - Tina Schoen thanking Elaine Scott and Sharon Martin of the Mill Bay Plantaholics.

The Plantaholics work hard at a yearly plant sale in April and this year $1650.00 has been donated to Somenos House.

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