Our Moving Forward program offers a monthly schedule of exciting events to connect women in the Revelstoke community and provide after-stay support to our clients.


A healing voyage

Holistic healing

The Moving Forward program is part of the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society’s wrap-around service. It connects women living in the transition home with other women in the community including previous shelter clients who wish to stay connected.

Our Moving Coordinator each month creates an exciting schedule of activities, providing a social outlet for women in Revelstoke. The coordinator also mentors women transitioning from an abusive and/or isolated environment to one that is empowered and healthy.

The program also provides outreach services. Staff assist clients to secure housing, provide transportation to appointments, and coordinate when needed with a variety of community service providers (substance use and mental health counsellors; legal, medical, educational and early childhood supports; advocacy; employment services).

Moving Forward is funded solely through grants and donations. The program is open to in-house clients and, through referrals, others in the community. Please get in touch if you would like to attend or are in need of services.

Reaching out with yoga

Trauma Informed Yoga Practice

A regular event on the Moving Forward calendar is our trauma-informed yoga sessions. This five-year research project provides yoga customized for clients who have experienced violence and abuse.

Revelstoke yoga teachers trained in trauma-informed yoga teach our classes.

This is a collaborative project from the BC Society of Transition Houses and Yoga Outreach, a non-profit organization.

Healing through creativity

Art as therapy

Our art program provides women with a safe space to socialize, explore their creativity, and build confidence as they build their artistic skills.

We primarily focus on watercolour painting for two hours every week, in a cosy environment. 

We have found some women express themselves through art but do not feel confident participating in more public groups. For these women, we provide a bridge to artistic groups and galleries in our community.

Power of Play

Music and Community

Our music program provides an enjoyable space for women to sing and learn to play various instruments. The women who choose to play an instrument learn basic music theory that helps them play songs on their own.

Mentoring and Support 24/7

Wrap around care

We recognize that women leaving the transition house benefitted from support and mentorship to create and sustain a healthy living environment for themselves and their children. Through this program they can continue to receive support services, advocacy and transportation when necessary. Feeling isolated or in need of support? Contact us anytime — our door is always open.

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