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About Us

Who are we?

We are a non-profit organization offering free and confidential services to immigrant visible minority and refugee women and their families who are experiencing family violence. We are located in Burnaby but we serve clients in the entire Lower Mainland.

We are immigrant, visible minority and refugee women helping other immigrant,visible minority and refugee women by providing:

  • Culturally and linguistically sensitive services;
  • Advocacy, counselling, & support through our bi-lingual, bi-cultural workers;
  • Continuity of support.


Our History

The Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society was formed in September 1991. The Ministry of Social Services (now known as the Ministry for Children and Families Development) accepted a proposal submitted by Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of BC to set up a new organization to serve immigrant and visible minority women and their families experiencing family violence.

Our Mission

To End Family Violence Through Prevention, Education and Intervention.

We are a non-profit, registered charity. Our bilingual/bicultural workers provide free,culturally sensitive,confidential and women-centered services in over 20 languages. We offer a safe, and non-judgemental environment for women and their children. Individual counselling is provided at the office, out of the office and over the phone. We also provide group counselling and support and counselling to women victims of sexual assault and to adult survivors of sexual abuse, emergency interventions and referrals to appropriate resources. We believe in helping women and childre to acknowledge their own strenght and to develop coping skills. We support them while they go through the different stages of rebuilding their lives at their own pace.

We also offer cultural sensitization and anti-violence presentations for professionals and community, as well as educational programs for ethno-specific communities.

Our Funders

  • Province of British Columbia: Ministry of Community Services
  • Victim Services and Crime Prevention Division, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
  • Ministry of Children and Families Development
  • Public Health Agency of Canada-CAPC

Project Funding

  • Canadian Heritage
  • United Way of the Lower Mainland
  • Vancouver Foundation
  • Ministry of Education, Gender Equity Branch
  • We accept donations

2016 Christmas Party
Every year, we invite over 60 immigrant and refugee low-income  families who are isolated and have experienced family violence. They enjoy a tasty lunch and the entertainment and games that our Volunteers and staff provide. We distribute the gifts received from corporate and individual donor.

Please, help these families to enjoya a happy Holiday Season:we accept donations in cash or cheque, and also new children's toys, gift baskets, new clothing, foodstuff and any other item useful to women and children.
Our Clients'  Christmas Party will be held on December 16th, 2017.

We can arrange a pick up or you can conveniently drop your donation at your office, from 9:00am to 5:00pm on week days. Please,  call Anna at 604 436 1025 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
to donate!

2016 Donors' List 
We gratefully acknowledge and heartfully thank the following donors:

METROPOLIS AT METROTOWN- Ivanhoe Cambridge  Burnaby

COSTCO Store, at Willingdon, Burnaby
Jeremy's Memorial Foundation
Canada Safeway at Oak and Kingsway, Burnaby
TwoTen Foundation Western Canadian Shoe Association
Lions Club-Vancouver Shaughnessy Ladies Club

BC LIquor Distribution Branch Vancouver

Caring Hearts Society

Choices Markets

2 Anonymous Donors

Isis L.

Anonymous Donor

Agra Tandoori Restaurant, Burnaby

Camy's Pizza