At VLMFSS, we want to work together to end family violence. We believe that every woman and child has the right to feel safe in their home.
Our vision is to create a nurturing and inclusive society where each refugee and immigrant woman and child is safe and has access to appropriate resources and support.
Through education, prevention and intervention we strive to create an environment of empowerment, healing and lasting positive change.
“VLMFSS helped me to start a new life in the most difficult time. I do not have anybody close to me in Canada, no relatives or friends I can turn to for help. This organization helped me in not feeling lonely, helpless and supportless. Now my daughter and I feel happy, I regained my self-esteem. Thank you.”
– Anonymous (Client)
Our mission is to provide comprehensive support, education, and intervention services to empower refugee and racialized immigrant women and children who have experienced family violence. Through a holistic approach that combines prevention, advocacy, and culturally sensitive care, we aim to break the cycle of violence and create a safe space where survivors can heal, learn, and thrive. By collaborating with diverse communities and partners, we strive to raise awareness, promote policy changes, and build a future where every individual can live free from the shadows of abuse and find their path towards a brighter tomorrow.
VLMFSS provides supportive counseling, emotional and practical support services to women, children and their families in various stages of escaping violence (intimate partner, domestic violence/familial violence and gender-based violence) and throughout their interactions with the legal and social systems. We provide educational programs to create awareness and to mobilize ethno-cultural communities to explore and strategize prevention of violence. We seek to create cultural responsiveness amongst professionals and the public.
These values guide our organization’s actions and decisions, shaping our commitment to creating a world where refugee and racialized immigrant women and children can overcome family violence and thrive.