Stopping the Violence (STV) Women’s Counselling Program
The STV Women’s Counseling Program offers individual and group counselling for self-identified women, aged 19 and older, who have experienced relationship abuse, sexual assault, and/or physical, sexual, or emotional abuse at any age. We work from a feminist perspective using a trauma-informed approach to supporting women. The program aims to offer a safe space for women to address issues that have arisen from their experiences and focuses on empowering women to make decisions that feel right for them. This can include naming the type of abuse experienced, exploring and identifying coping strategies, strengths, and increasing a sense of safety in their lives. Women are welcome to self-refer by connecting with Nelson Community Services.
This program is funded by the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General.
NCS is a multi-service, multi-funded non-profit agency that has been serving our community since 1972.
NCS has a volunteer Board of Directors who share their vision, mission and values.
OUR MISSION: To support the well-being of families, youth, and individuals in our community by providing counselling, housing, support, and outreach services.
OUR VISION: A compassionate and empowered community where families, youth and individuals receive the supports and services they need to live dignified, resilient and hopeful lives.
Nelson Community Services acknowledges that the land upon which we offer our services is the traditional territory of the peoples who have lived here for thousands of years — the Ktunaxa, the Sylix, and the Sinixt. We respect and honour all our relations.