What we will offer



  • By providing people with the information, referrals and resources they need to move forward to a healthier, happier life
  • Create a network of support

All services are confidential.


    NEW Programs Coming Fall/Winter 2015/2016!!

    Please see our WHAT WE WILL OFFER: SERVICES page for more information!

  • Advocacy, support groups
  • Children support groups
  • Safety planning
  • Life Coaching for Family Violence Survivors
  • Court support, Legal Assistance, Case Management
  • Healthy Conflict program (develops understanding of the dynamics of a healthy relationship)
  • Self Esteem programs for Family Violence Survivors
  • Courage to Change program (for men wanting to change behavior in order to maintain healthy relationships)
  • Pet fostering program
  • Free 911 cell phones


  • A secure, safe shelter for victims of family violence and homelessness
  • Single, Double and Family Bedrooms
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Comfortable living room
  • Library
  • Children’s play area
  • Office spaces for counselling and support services

Vision Statement

To be a self-sustaining organization working to eliminate family violence.

Mission Statement

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society is an organization that provides support and shelter for adults and children escaping violence.

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society assists victims of family violence in rebuilding their lives by providing crisis intervention and support services.

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society promotes awareness, education and advocates for early intervention and prevention of family violence.

Guiding Principles

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society recognizes each person’s right to self determination.

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society acknowledges violence can be physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and financial.

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society recognizes the impact of violence on children and acknowledges that the rights of children are separate and distinct from their parents.

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society is an inclusive organization that acknowledges the issues of anyone affected by family violence.

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society is managed by shared leadership and is a participatory organization accountable to a Board of Directors and Stakeholders.


We view problems as separate from people.

We assume people have many SKILLS, ABILITIES, VALUES, COMMITMENTS, BELIEFS, RESILIENCY and COMPETENCIES that will assist them to change their relationship with the problems influencing their lives.

We recognize the unique nature of the lived experience, but how shared feelings and lived experiences CONNECT people.

We believe in HOPE ― a special kind of magic akin to alchemy, where there are no limits to recovery and healing.