It was on another cold night with below zero temperatures when the continuing efforts of the Cowichan Women Against Violence (CWAV), the Duncan United Church, Cowichan Coalition to Address Homelessness and Housing, Cowichan School District Board of Trustees, United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island finally found the needed political support to open an ‘Emergency Women’s in Cowichan.

The shelter facility will provide beds for up to 15 women in need of shelter.