For over 30 years, Forsythe House, established by the Revelstoke Women's Shelter Society, has served as a place of refuge and support for women and their children at risk of all forms of abuse.
What to Expect
Forsythe House Facilities
If you are a woman who is fleeing abuse and are in need of a place to stay, and/or support, advocacy and referrals, our shelter provides a 24-hour staffed home with a 30–45 day stay for you and, if needed, your children.
The four-bedroom house is alarmed and inside you will find a stocked kitchen, common rooms, two bathrooms and laundry facilities. The backyard has a privacy fence and is equipped with a playground and a quiet space for contemplation.
We have an 11 p.m. curfew, mandatory bag checks and we lock up medications and sharp objects such as razors. We are a high barrier shelter which means we have zero tolerance rule for drug and alcohol use,
Bedrooms have their own locks to ensure your privacy and safety. We ask that if you have pets to have a safe plan for them as the shelter does not accept animals.
The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society exists to offer support, assistance, information and referrals in a courteous and compassionate manner that respects the dignity, privacy, culture and diversity of women and children who are victims of abuse.
The Society established Forsythe House as a safe home to provide women and children in our community with temporary shelter. The Board of Directors and staff of the Society work in a non-judgemental manner to support women and their children while exploring their options.