Omineca Safe Home Society

About Omineca Safe Home Society

The Omineca Safe Home Society, committed to providing a safe place for women and children fleeing abuse in Vanderhoof, BC.

The mission of the Omineca Safe Home Society is to have a safe, violence-free society for women and their children.

We are committed to providing free support and counselling for women who have experienced sexual assault, violence in relationships, or historical trauma, as well as grief and loss.

We also provide free outreach services, which include support, accompaniment, and referrals for many types of appointments (legal, medical, financial, social services, etc).

Our 24 hour Transition home is open for women and their children under nineteen (regardless of gender), who are leaving an abusive situation. All basic necessities are covered while in the Transition home (groceries, clothing, and hygiene products, etc).

We serve women from:

  • Vanderhoof

  • Nadleh Whuten

  • Fraser Lake

  • Fort Fraser

  • SaiK’uz

  • Stellaten

  • And surrounding communities

We are funded by:
the Ministry of Community Services
Community Programs Branch
Province of British Columbia
BC Housing


Safe and Comfortable

"When I stayed at the Omineca Safe Home, I felt safe and comfortable. It was a soft place to land, both practically and emotionally. It felt like it was a place where I could begin my healing journey. The staff made it possible for me to relax as I contemplated my future and mentally and emotionally sorted through a traumatic past. In addition, I was provided with counseling to help me make sense of what I had been through. I was also encouraged and helped to devise a plan for living a healthy and hopeful future. I am forever grateful to the Omineca Safe Home Society!

— Previous OSHS Client


About Abuse

Are you concerned for yourself, a friend, or a family member?

If someone:

  • Hits, kicks, or punches you

  • Frightens you with their anger

  • Puts you down or tells you you are crazy

  • Keeps you away from friends and family

  • Prevents you from having your own money

  • Threatens or forces you to do things you don’t want to do

  • Treats you like a servant

…This is abuse.

You have a right to ask for help.

You are not trapped - there is help!

What to take with you if you leave home:

  • Driver’s License or ID

  • Birth certificates: Yours and your children’s

  • Money, Cheque book, credit cards

  • Lease, rental agreement, house deed

  • Bank book, bank statements

  • House keys, Car keys

  • Social Insurance Number (S.I.N.)

  • Address book, phone numbers

  • Care cards, medications, medical records: yours and your children’s

  • Passport

Please don’t wait until it is too late.
Use these numbers if you need to:

Emergency: Police, Ambulance - 911

Victim Link BC - 1 (800) 563-0808

Helpline for Children - 310-1234

Or call us:

Counselling and Outreach - 250-567-9959

After-Hours Crisis Line and Transition House - 250-567-9512

All calls are confidential, and you can call collect. There is no fee for any of these services.