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Dixon Transition Society works on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
ANSWERS TO YOUR
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are most women at Dixon immigrants?

How long do they stay?

What kind of support does Dixon provide?


What are the reasons women come to Dixon?

These are just some of your frequently asked questions that we answered in our recent blog post.

Click here to read it now on our website.
PANY AGHILI ON COASTAL FRONT PODCAST
Our executive director, Pany Aghili, was recently on the Coastal Front podcast, hosted by one of our most incredible donors, Andrew Johns.

Thank you so much to the Coastal Front podcast for giving us an opportunity to talk about our mission and ending violence against women. We are so grateful to have the chance to shed light on this urgent issue. We are also always so happy to share the incredible stories of resilience of the women and children who come through our doors.

Click here to listen to the podcast now.
Andrew and Crystal Johns have supported Dixon since 2013, donating over $25,000 to date.
Thank you so much!
THANK YOU, KRISTA!
One of our remarkable Women's Support Workers, Krista, recently left Dixon to pursue a career in her field of study. We wanted to take the time to acknowledge her hard work, passion, and commitment.

Krista joined Dixon as a summer student in 2016, and was the first to hold that position at Dixon Transition House.

As Women's Support Worker, not only was she dedicated to serving women and children, she actively fundraised during multiple Scotiabank Charity Challenge campaigns, and continuously encouraged friends and family to support Dixon.
Named Faculty of Science Woman of the Year by SFU Young Women in Business, we are sure that Krista will continue to excel in her new position and beyond, though we will miss her (and her incredible baking!) very much here at Dixon. Congratulations, Krista, and we wish you all the best!
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR STOPPING THE VIOLENCE COUNSELLING PROGRAM?
Our Stopping the Violence (STV) program provides free counselling to women residents of Burnaby who have experienced abuse, including childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, or sexual assault.

If you are in need of our STV Counsellor's services, please call 604-298-2549 to find out if the program is the right fit for you.
WHAT IS THE CYCLE OF ABUSE?
Thanks so much to our Communications Assistant from this past summer, Tara, for making an educational video on the cycle of abuse for us!

The cycle of abuse explains how domestic violence unfolds and reoccurs.

Click here to see the video.

We recognize that the violence endured by the women we serve is never their fault. We always name that, first and foremost.

However, it is so powerful to hear them say that themselves. When women can define and identify the cycle of abuse in their own relationships, they are empowered to break the cycle for themselves and their families.
HOUSE NEEDS
In-kind donations are incredibly valuable for the work that we do. The women and children at Dixon are currently looking for:
  • Rain/snow boots and jackets
  • Gently used small kitchen appliances, such as
    • Microwaves
    • Kettles
    • Rice cookers
    • Blenders
    • Vacuums
  • Food storage containers
  • Pots, pans, and cooking utensils
  • Children's toothbrushes and toothpaste
I can help!
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