Every dollar donated to Alberni Community & Women’s Services Society through in the month of June gives us a chance to win $10,000.
What would we do with $10,000? We would help children in our community lead healthier, happier lives through programs such as our Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP). This children’s program uses counselling and psychotherapy as well as expressive arts (including art play and sand play therapy) to support children and youth ages 3– 18 who have been sexually abused, where sexual abuse is suspected, and children 12 years and under who display inappropriate sexual behaviors. The children may also be taught safety skills. Education, information, and support is provided to parents and caregivers as well.


Much of the life-changing work that we do at ACAWS incorporates the notion of transitions. Transitions from abusive relationships into the safety of our shelter. Transitions from shelter into independence and economic security. Transitions from the trauma of sexual assault to whole, healed, hopeful futures. Courageous transitions from fear and isolation to empowerment and hope.