Welcome to the Women’s Contact Society

Mission Statement
The Women’s Contact Society exists to provide support and services to all women and girls that improves their quality of life and empowers them to change ideas, laws and situations that denies equality in Williams Lake and area.

Vision Statement
Empower women and girls in all areas of their life.

Value Statement
Women’s Contact Society’s values are: equality, leadership, fairness, respect, honesty, inclusiveness, accountability, dependability and trustworthiness.

Guilding Principles
We believe women have the right to have control of their life.

Welcomes women of all ages, abilities, sexual orientation, cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.

“Our focus is on women. Our concern is for everyone.”

About

Board of Directors
Diane Walters
Karen Roberts
Vonna Underhill
Valerie Coulthard
Chantal Lambert
Kirsten Stark
Alison Mann-Sutherland

The Board of Directors meet monthly and operates on a consensus model.

History
The Women’s Contact Society is a non-profit society registered in 1982 under the Society Act, Ministry of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Province of British Columbia.

The Society is a place for all women, whatever their status, age, or lifestyle. We operate according to the principle of feminism: women have the right to be full and equal members of society.

Operations
Monday-Friday
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Membership and Governance
Our membership is approximately one hundred (100); the society is governed by a board of directors using the consensus model. Membership fee is a sliding scale from $2-$20.

Pro-Choice Stand
One of the primary objectives of the Women’s Contact Society is to provide an information and resource centre for all women, regardless of their age, race, religion or political beliefs.

In order to reach this objective the Society has taken a Pro-Choice stand regarding pregnancy, which means that the decision must lie with the individual.

The Society is prepared to offer information regarding all alternatives, but does not try to influence the decision of the individual. The Society will also offer support and friendship to each and every woman regardless of the choice she makes.

The Society is open to all women regardless of their thoughts and beliefs on the subject, but there is no room within the Society for women who will condemn others for their opinions or their choices.

Emergency

Contact Numbers

RCMP 911
Williams Lake RCMP 1 (250) 392-6211
Hospital 1 (250) 392-4411
Ambulance 911
Emergency Shelter 1 (250) 398-6821
Transition House 1 (250) 398-5658
RCMP Victims Services 1 (250) 392-8709
Victims Link BC 1 (800) 563-0808
Aboriginal Victim Services 1 (250) 305-2350
Alexis Creek Victim Services 1 (250) 394-4011
Anahim Lake Victim Services 1 (250) 742-3237
Crisis & Counselling Toll Free 1 (888) 353-2273
Family & Sexual Violence Victim Support Service 1 (250) 398-8220 ext. 2005
Stopping the Violence Outreach 1 (250) 392-1000 ext. 220
Women’s Counseling 1 (250) 392-4118
Street Nurse 1 (250) 305-9645
Toosey Alexander Health Station 1 (250) 659-5655
Anaham Reserve Health Station 1 (250) 394-4240
Canoe Creek Health Station 1 (250) 459-7749
Dog Crook Health Station 1 (250) 440-5822
Esketemc Health Station 1 (250) 440-5651
Nemiah Health Station 1 (250) 394-7020
Soda Creek Health Station 1 (250) 989-2355
Stone Health Station 1 (250) 394-4041
Sugar Cane Health Station 1 (250) 296-3532
Red Stone Health Station 1 (250) 481-1133
Ulkatcho Nurse Station 1 (250) 742-3305
Ulkatcho Anahim Health Station 1 (250) 742-2090
Alexis Creek Health Station 1 (250) 394-4511
Canim Lake Health Station 1 (250) 397-2717
Alkali Lake Health Station 1 (250) 440-5651

Safety Tips

  • Identify who would let you stay with them or lend you some money
  • Park in well-lit, well-used areas as close as possible to entry doors
  • Have a packed bag ready and keep it in a safe place in order to leave quickly
  • Create a Safety Plan
  • Practice how to get out of your house safely.
  • Identify which doors or windows would be safe and easily accessible
  • Be aware of surroundings
  • Share your need for safety with neighbours and trusted friends