Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Multicultural Family Support Services Society
Since 1991, serving immigrant, refugee, visible minority, non-status women and children experiencing family violence in Metro Vancouver.
We are a non profit organization offering free and confidential
services in twenty languages.
We provide culturally responsive services to immigrant
and visible minority wonen and their families who are
experiencing family violence.
We are immigrant and visible minority women helping
other immigrat and visible minority women by providing:
Free and confidential services
Advocacy, counceling, & support through our bi-lingual and bi-cultural workers continuity of support
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Founding Executive Director Shashi Assanand
retires as leader of one of BC’s leading multicultural
family support services organization
A purple umbrella signifies shelter against inclement weather.
It is a temporary safe individualized protection used during a movement
to a more permanent and stronger protection. It is a metaphor for the support that
VLMFSS workers provide to women on their journey from a life of violence to a life
of safety. Some supports withstand the length of time and some are brief.
We hope these umbrellas will stand up to external pressures and
provide protection for a long time.
We acknowledge and thank the Coast Salish Nations of Musqueam, Tsleil–Wautuh and Squamish
on whose traditional territories we empower immigrant and refugee families.