Victoria Women's Transition House Society and Creative Works Photography (punphotos.com) are looking for your help to raise funds to help for women and children in need of help to escape an abusive relationship.
By providing safe shelter, counselling, and support to assist women in finding their strengths. Our Shelter and Outreach Workers are skilled in helping women find suitable housing, navigate the various systems (legal, medical, financial) and advocate whenever possible.
Did you know an estimated 10,000 cases of domestic violence occur each year in the Capital Region? (Statistics Canada, 2007)
Nationally, 2.6 million women per year experience violence at the hands of a current or past relationship partner. These women come from all walks of life and are of all ages. Over 80% of these cases occur when children are present and witness the violence.
Creative Works has partnered with Victoria Women's Transition House to raise funds at public venues in the past. This project has evolved from their desire to raise funds using photographic humor to support programs for "Stopping the Violence" children's programs.
We are seeking 50 or more individuals or groups to compete for the cover and other prominent placement in a book of puns and 19 local businesses to partner and join our team in providing both cash, talent, service or product to this project.
Steve and Glenda Steffler of Creative Works Photography, will be providing the photography and guaranteeing the cash for the First, Second and Third prize packages Your contribution will assist this vital source of support and increase the awareness of your company's charitable commitment to the residents of Victoria. On any given day in our community, hundreds of women and their children of every age, ethnic background and economic means, are living with abuse at home. When they are ready to seek and make change in their lives, they are able to find safe shelter, respectful counseling, support and advocacy at the Victoria Women's Transition House.
Victoria Women's Transition House has been providing safe shelter and other services for more than 2000 women and children each year for over 30 years.