Chantal Lambert, resource development and communications manager at Haven Society, left, and Anne Taylor, Haven executive director, are presented with $6,000 from the RBC Foundation by Noelle Bellomi, RBC Dominion Securities vice-president and investment advisor. Photo submitted

Responder program supports victims of assault and violence in Nanaimo

RBC supports Haven Society initiative

A Haven Society programs helps victims of assault and violence when they need it most.

Haven’s responder program recently received $6,000 support from the RBC Foundation. According to a press release from RBC, the responder program is a service that connects trained volunteers with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence so that the women are accompanied to forensic and medical exams at the hospital.

“While forensic nurse examiners provide specialized and compassionate medical care, responder program volunteers offer emotional support, help victims navigate the system and connect them with ongoing services,” the press release notes.

The donation from the RBC Foundation covered training workshops to help develop the responder program in Nanaimo.

“The responder program is collaborative community-based project, which ensures our family, friends, neighbours and community members are well supported when they experience power-based crimes,” said Anne Taylor, executive director of Haven Society, in the release.

RBC thanked Haven Society and volunteers in the Nanaimo community for their work on the initiative and their other efforts.

Just Posted

Questions about solar system’s Planet 9 will be posed in Nanaimo next week

Astronomer discusses possibility of planet’s existence at Nanaimo Astronomy Society meeting March 28

Raine Maida, Chantal Kreviazuk will present new duo act in Nanaimo

Couple touring new album ‘I’m Going to Break Your Heart’ across Canada, starting at Port Theatre

UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after three-vehicle crash on old Island Highway in Nanaimo

Accident happened at 12:15 p.m. Friday near Country Club Centre

Hospital and care residence in Nanaimo see flu outbreaks

Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s Influenza A outbreak confined to rehabilitation unit

Dump truck driver hurt after highway crash in Ladysmith

One man airlifted to hospital after collision between dump truck and pickup truck Friday

UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after three-vehicle crash on old Island Highway in Nanaimo

Accident happened at 12:15 p.m. Friday near Country Club Centre

Fire crews battle large blaze at Courtenay hostel

Courtenay Fire Chief Don Bardonnex said nobody was injured

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

Vancouver Island motorists attempted CPR on victim in fatal Highway 4 crash

Collision took place west of Whiskey Creek; man in his 70s died

Nanaimo pro wrestlers to duel tonight inside a steel cage

Scott Steel defends VIPW title against B.J. Laredo at the Departure Bay Activity Centre

Bucs lose to Cougars, hockey season is over

Nanaimo falls 4-3 to Victoria in Game 6 Friday night

Nanaimo’s 1 Port Drive could get a trial run as a temporary bus loop

Prideaux Street bus exchange expected to be relocated for six months this year

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Most Read