Lifehaven Womens Support Society
 
Our Story

Executive Director & Program Director Teresa Trask served as a Victim Services Support Worker with the Abbotsford Police Department for many years. She also spent over 10 years taking her guitar with her to share times of music and encouragement with women in various addiction treatment centres within the Fraser Valley. During this time she noticed there was a substantial transitional support gap for women beginning the difficult process of creating a fresh start within the community after completing a treatment program.

In this time of transition many women become overwhelmed with the burdens of re-entering the community, where often they don't know where they will live, how they will support themselves and their children, or how they will face difficulties such as mounting debt, a lack of education, etc. It became evident that appropriate, comprehensive support was necessary in order to address these concerns.

This began a conversation between board members about how we could help Bridge the Gap and support women during this critical period of transition. As a result Lifehaven Women's Support Society was formed. Our society currently operates out of an Abbotsford, BC office, where we provide support services, counselling, as well as referral services to our many clients.

our staff:

Teresa Trask ~ Executive Director/Program Director
Ruth Grant ~ Counsellor
Deana Brandt ~ Counsellor
Jessica Eden ~ Office Assistant

our Board of Directors:

Greg Trask ∼ President
Joyce Doerksen ∼ Secretary/Treasurer
Brian Driedger
Janine Richmond

 

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