Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society
Fort St. John, British Columbia
The Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society runs a 12-unit second stage townhouse housing project, called Skye’s Place, for women and children leaving abusive relationships. Through intergenerational trauma, colonization, and lack of family supports, and the impact of the resource industry many Indigenous women clients have been subjected to violence and have used substances to cope with trauma. As such, many of the women have had their children taken into care. The aim of this project is to provide Indigenous women with networked and integrated case management, with the aim of reuniting the women and their children in a stable housing environment.