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:Rebecca Haskell” <Rebecca@bcysth.ca>
Phone: 604.669.6943 ext 221 Toll Free: 1.800.661.1040 ext 221
Suite 325, 119 W. Pender St. Vancouver, BC V6B 1S5 T: 604.669.6943 | TF: 1.800.661.1040 | F: 604.682.6962 | www.BCYSTH.ca August 17, 2009 BC Yukon Society of Transition Houses (BCYSTH) is looking for volunteers to actively participate on a Working Group to guide the development and piloting of a Promising Practices toolkit for supporting women who experience violence and who have varying levels of mental wellness and substance use. The working group will be comprised of people across British Columbia, including: § Women who have experienced violence and who have varying levels of mental wellness ad substance use; (An honorarium of $20 per contact, with a maximum of $120 will be provided for service recipients who participate in this project) § BCYSTH Member agencies from the Violence Against Women’s sector; § Representatives from the Mental Wellness and Substance Use Sectors (in each of the 5 regional health authorities) [FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS] We have attached an application package for Service Providers who may be interested in participating. Please circulate the enclosed information to your contacts, colleagues and networks. [FOR SERVICE RECIPIENT] All Service Recipients (women who have experienced violence and who have varying levels of mental wellness and substance use) will receive an honorarium for their participation ($20 per contact, up to $120). We have attached an application package for Service Recipients. We have also attached a PDF information sheet for Service Recipients. We would appreciate your assistance in making this information available to women who may be interested in participating. Feel free to contact me directly to discuss how this can best work for Service Recipients accessing service within your agencies. We understand life is sometimes chaotic and that there may be challenges and barriers to Service Recipients’ involvement. So, we are committed to being flexible and ensuring that their voices are heard. If a woman is interested and would like to talk about how she can be a part of this Working Group, she is welcome to contact me directly. Please let us know if you would like hard copies mailed to your agency. Thank you for your assistance! Rebecca Haskell Project Coordinator BC Yukon Society of Transition Houses #325-119 W. Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1S5 Phone: 604.669.6943 ext 221 Toll Free: 1.800.661.1040 ext 221 Fax: 604.682.6962 www.bcysth.ca BC Yukon Society of Transition Houses is a “Centre of Excellence” enhancing the continuum of services and strategies necessary to end violence against women, youth and children.