For over 30 years, Forsythe House, established by the Revelstoke Women's Shelter Society, has served as a place of refuge and support for women and their children at risk of all forms of abuse.
What to Expect
Forsythe House Facilities
If you are a woman who is fleeing abuse and are in need of a place to stay, and/or support, advocacy and referrals, our shelter provides a 24-hour staffed home with a 30–45 day stay for you and, if needed, your children.
The four-bedroom house is alarmed and inside you will find a stocked kitchen, common rooms, two bathrooms and laundry facilities. The backyard has a privacy fence and is equipped with a playground and a quiet space for contemplation.
For clients staying at the house, there is an 11 p.m. curfew (staff are available 24/7 though, as is our helpline), mandatory bag checks and we lock up medications and sharp objects such as razors. We are a high barrier shelter which means we have a zero tolerance rule for drug and alcohol use.
Bedrooms have their own locks to ensure your privacy and safety. We ask that if you have pets to have a safe plan for them. You can also discuss this with staff.
The Revelstoke Women’s Shelter Society exists to offer support, assistance, information and referrals in a courteous and compassionate manner that respects the dignity, privacy, culture and diversity of women and children who are victims of abuse.
The Society established Forsythe House as a safe home to provide women and children in our community with temporary shelter. The Board of Directors and staff of the Society work in a non-judgemental manner to support women and their children while exploring their options.