On this episode:
Atira Women's Resource Society
This episode, we are speaking with Janice Abbott, CEO of Atira Women’s Resource Society and Atira Property Management.
Abbott has dedicated her career to helping Vancouver’s most vulnerable, she has been with Atira since 1992. She has led the organization from a single transition house to a large, multi-service agency with more than 20 non-residential programs and 58 non-market housing sites across the Lower Mainland, totalling just over 3,200 units of housing.
In this episode, Janice speaks about the suite of resources Atira uses to prevent evictions including the Good Neighbour Agreement. The Good Neighbour Agreement is designed to help make sure all tenants are committed to making their neighbourhood and community a safe, secure, happy and healthy place to live.
Janice discusses the link between violence against women and homelessness and the importance of acknowledging that the experiences of women’s homelessness are diverse and often invisible. Atira is grounded in an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed framework which support long term housing solutions for women.
Listen in to hear what Janice has to say about macro-level solutions to preventing women’s homelessness.
This podcast is supported by the Vancouver Foundation.