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Dunmore Place Transition House

Safe shelter for women with or without children

Kitimat's Transition House

Dunmore Place Transition House provides safe emergency shelter to women, with or without children, who are fleeing abusive relationships, or escaping violence. The transition house is staffed 24/7 by women, and offers:

  • Safe emergency shelter for women and their dependent children
  • Supportive counselling
  • Information
  • Referrals
  • Advocacy
  • Connections to community supports
  • Support meeting the needs of children

To Access

Any woman that lives in fear of her safety can come to Dunmore Place. We can help with safe transportation to the house. You can be single, married, common-law, recently separated, divorced, taking a break. We are welcoming to individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.

Phone: 250-632-6070

You Deserve to be Safe!

Dunmore Place is a safe and confidential home, fully alarmed, where you (and your children) can stay typically not longer than one month.

If you are not sure if you are ready to leave, want to know more about the help that is available, or if you just need to talk, call: 250-632-6070

All our employees observe strict confidentiality guidelines. We provide food and other necessities to residents of Dunmore Place.

You are NOT Alone

1 in 3 BC women are assaulted by their spouse or partner. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, physiological, and/or financial. The purpose of abuse is often to control, dominate, or hurt an intimate partner through a patter of controlling behaviour that can include:

  • Attacking your beliefs
  • Being critical of how you look, or what you choose to wear
  • Controlling money
  • Deciding who you spend time with
  • Driving dangerously
  • Having an affair
  • Jealousy
  • Keeping you isolated (ex. away from friends or family)
  • Making you account for your spending
  • Name calling
  • Rape
  • Silent treatment
  • Stalking
  • Threatening looks
  • Threatening to take the kids from you
  • Threats (physical, emotional, sexual, etc.) and ultimatums
  • Using culture to excuse abuse