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Home, Healing and Place
Safe Affordable Second Stage Housing
Bad Date Reporting
Sex Trade - Resource Links

The Warm Zone: HOME, HEALING and PLACE


Located at 33264 Old Yale Road in Abbotsford
Warm Zone Phone # 604-746-3301

Regular Hours of Operation:
Mon – Friday 12pm - 7pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Click here to see a map

For more information please call 604-746-3301 or email warmzone at wrsfv.ca
Visit the Facebook page at Facebook/AbbotsfordWarmZone


The Warm Zone is a drop in facility for street engaged women. There women will find a full bathroom, laundry facilities, lockers, clothing and personal care items, internet, telephone (including long distance), a kitchen stocked with drinks and snacks, a hot meal each Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 - 6:30pm, support workers and counsellors, access to medical and legal services, a monthly HIV clinic, a foot care clinic, pre-employment readiness support, advocacy, pregnancy support and help with obtaining emergency and stable housing. The Warm Zone also helps women who are living and working on the streets develop personal safety plans.

The Warm Zone houses a three year pilot project that began with funding from Status of Women Canada called "Home, Healing and Place". Home, Healing and Place is designed to help facilitate support, healing, skills development, housing and better social inclusion for street engaged women in Abbotsford and Mission. The women of The Warm Zone assist with all aspects of the project including the vision, the services and programs offered, and the overall assessment and evaluation. Home, Healing and Place is also a research project and all aspects of the initiative are being carefully documented by staff, volunteers and program participants.

The Warm Zone has strong community support that includes the City of Abbotsford, Abbotsford Police Department, Abbotsford Community Services, faith-based groups, businesses, service clubs, and individuals.

Warm Zone Reports:

Warm Zone Year One Review (pdf file, 1.78 MB)

Warm Zone Year Two Review (pdf file, 2.37 MB)

Warm Zone Client Stories:

Warm zone client story 1 (Microsoft Office, 29 KB)

Warm Zone drop in services include :

For location of the warm zone. Click on this map to view a larger image.


Emotional support

Hot home cooked meals


Personal hygiene supplies

Hair cuts


Bad date information sharing

Find us on Facebook - facebook/The-Warm-Zone FaceBook Link

For more information on the "Warm Zone" please call 604-746-3301.

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Safe Affordable Second Stage Housing

Second Stage Housing Projects: Santa Rosa Place Telephone:604-820-8455

Christine Lamb Residence Telephone: 604-746-4200

For more information about the Woman's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley's Second Stage Housing Projects Telephone:  604-820-8455

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Bad Date Reporting

Bad Date reports are taken by the staff at The Warm Zone and made available to women. Bad Date reports provide warnings of dangerous individuals who are in contact with women working in the sex industry.

For more information on bad date reporting, please call the Warm Zone at 604-746-3301.

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Links - Services for Sex Trade Workers

For more internet resource links see our links page

WISH - Drop-in Center Society
Operated by women for the exclusive use of female survival sex workers, the WISH Drop-In Centre Society is a registered non-profit society that furnishes a variety of services within a nurturing and nonjudgmental environment. WISH works to increase the health, safety and well-being of women working in the sex trade in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.


PACE Society - Prostitution Alternatives Counseling & Education Society
PACE Society promotes safer working conditions by reducing harm and isolation through education and support. We believe that sex workers are valuable members of our community and are entitled to the same rights as all other human beings.


PEERS - Prostitutes Empowerment Education and Resource Society
PEERS provides support, resources and programs for past and current sex workers—male or female—as well as help with housing, training and volunteering opportunities, advocacy and public education around sexual exploitation and the issues of adult sex work.

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WRSFV Programs and Services are funded by: the Province of British Columbia: Ministry of Health, Fraser Health, Ministry of Housing and Social Development, Government of Canada: Health Canada, United Way of the Fraser Valley, District of Mission, Mission/Abbotsford Soroptimist International, Business, Service and Faith Groups, Individuals and fundraising initiatives.

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