Auberge Transition is a feminist organization whose primary mandate is to offer shelter, information, counselling and follow-up services to women who are currently experiencing or have experienced any form of spousal abuse. Auberge Transition serves women, with or without children, of all cultures and backgrounds. Through public education, we inform the community about the nature and extent of the problem of spousal abuse, the myths and stereotypes that often surround it, and the routes available to address abuse. As such, we aim to break the isolation and inform as many people as possible that help is available at all times for women and their children.
As a leader in the field of helping women and children victims of violence, Auberge Transition opened its doors in 1975. It was among the first shelters in Canada to offer such services.
We make it possible for women and children to heal from the devastating effects of abuse by offering a safe home where women and children can transition into a new beginning.
In 2010, we opened a second location, our External Centre, in order to provide separate but continued and integrated support and services to the shelter’s ex- residents. As well, the External Centre serves as a resource office for women and children in the community seeking counselling, information and services, whether they have made the decision to leave their family home or not.