The Revelstoke Community Response Network is a network of local organizations that work together to create a coordinated response to adult abuse, neglect and self-neglect.The CRN offers education and prevention activities against elder abuse and neglect and that of other vulnerable adults.
Individuals have the right to be treated with respect, access to basic needs, protection from neglect and physical, emotional, financial or sexual abuse, information about civil and legal rights, and control over their lives. If you think someone is mistreating you – or someone you know – call the Abuse Response line at 250-814-2267 or for developmentally disabled adults 250-832-1720.
Volunteer and support for vulnerable adults
Revy Helps is a collaborative partnership project by the CRN and Women’s Shelter. Working with other local organizations such as Revelstoke Hospice Society, Community Connections, Revelstoke Seniors Association and Revelstoke Unstuck, the volunteer and referral service provides support to vulnerable adults – seniors in particular – that need help isolating from COVID, or with other tasks and odd jobs such as errands and groceries, home maintenance, light snow removal, and phone call check-ins or other forms of socio-emotional support.
The Revelstoke Community Response Network takes take a preventative and proactive approach to adult abuse by fostering a greater sense of community through its Intergenerational Learning program, currently in partnership with Moberly Manor and SD19/Bebgie View Elementary. Rewards are many when we bring together generations: reduced feelings of isolation, breaking down barriers, learning about different ways of life, and creating new friendships are only some of the benefits experienced by both youth and seniors that have participated in this program.
Free Training and Education
The CRN’s Gatekeeper and It’s Not Right! training programs aim to educate people on how to identify abuse, including signs and red flags, as well as how to have a conversation with those you are concerned about. Situations of abuse can be complex for all those involved, as abusers can often be family members of those being abused, whether physically, financially emotionally or other.
About the Coordinator
Lisa Cyr has been working in the social / non-profit sector for over 7 years, working primarily in advocacy and impact communications, specifically around information and communication rights and violence against women online (eVAW). She has been working as CRN coordinator since May 2017 and also wears a variety of hats for the Revelstoke Women’s Shelter, which range from front line worker, communications coordinator and representing the Women’s Shelter at the Leadership Round table for the Vibrant Revelstoke – Affordability for All collective impact process for poverty reduction.
More about our work
Watch Take Time for Seniors, a video designed for youth that talks about elder abuse and how to better value seniors.
Or watch the Coming of Age video interview series, with local seniors in Revelstoke.
Watch this short Community Gatekeeper Vider