Tri-City Transitions Society, founded in 1975, is a respected and established registered charity providing emergency shelter and social support for women and children fleeing family violence and abuse in the Tri-City communities of Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra.  We rely on charitable donations from the community to continue our critical work.

In partnership with leaders in the field of family violence, Tri-City Transitions has developed a unique response to support those victimized by family / domestic violence. and, offers women and children a safe, secure place to rest, rejuvenate, and rebuild their lives. Each year we serve over 1500 women, children and men.  Tri-City Transitions has proven to be a resilient organization with the ability to meet and adapt to challenges and evolve to reflect community needs. We have successfully implemented sustainable business practices and seek opportunities to address program and service needs and build both program and staff capacity.

Our philosophy is based on the principle that giving people the tools to build a bright future is an essential ingredient in the development of individuals, families and the community

Our Vision

A diverse and equal society free of abuse.

Our Mission

We are committed to strengthening family and community by breaking the cycle of abuse.


  • Progressive – Growth and change that embraces creative learning and continuous quality improvement.
  • Accountable – We clearly define and deliver our service and accurately measure our outcomes.
  • Inclusive – We are accessible to a diverse community.
  • Integrity – We embrace ethical, honest, confidential practices in our governance, community relations, and service provision.
  • Humanism – We embrace dignity, respect, equality, safety, and security.

Guiding Principles

We are guided by:

  • Collaborative relationships to build a supportive community.
  • Feminism that is inclusive and generates change towards a more equal society.
  • The resiliency of family: children, youth, women, and men.
  • Client-centered services.
  • Valuing community rich in diversity.
  • Continual learning and professionalism.

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a diverse and skilled group of women and men focused on women’s issues including cultivating hope for women impacted by violence.

Pat Dewhirst – Chair Person
Robert Frew – Vice Chair Person
Gunnar Foss – Director at Large
Johanne Dumas – Director at Large

To contact any Board Member, please send an email to