Everyone deserves a safe place to call home.

Wishlist is a program that raises awareness of the challenges faced by those in our community for whom safe, stable housing is currently out of reach. Before beginning my career in Real Estate, I was a Social Worker supporting women in need here in Victoria. Although there are many excellent resources on the Island to help people get back on their feet, there is also a great deal of stigma and misunderstanding. We can all play a part in fostering empathy, as well as working towards solutions.
I established Wishlist not only to encourage conversation about the very real housing issues in Victoria, but to contribute in a tangible way with financial donations. I have partnered with the Cridge Centre for the Family, a local non-profit organization offering a variety of support programs including a Women's Transition House, low-income transitional housing, seniors’ and childcare services, and more.

Donations will come out of my proceeds from any sale. All my clients have to do is:

1. Let me know they want to participate in Wishlist, and 
2. Choose a program within The Cridge Centre for the Family to receive their donation.
[programs listed below]

That’s it! I will do the rest. There is no cost to you.

You will receive a soft credit from The Cridge Centre for the Family thanking you for opting into the program. My hope for this program is that it invites my clients to reflect on what happens behind-the-scenes in Victoria and perhaps learn a bit more about the challenges facing marginalized folks in our community. 

You must opt in to Wishlist before completing a sale – so please let me know as early as possible!

What can a donation to The Cridge Centre for the Family do?

Every day, The Cridge Centre for the Family anti-violence programs help women and children escape violence and launch safer lives.
Here is how you can help women and their children get safe and stay safe.

Cridge Centre For The Family Programs

Keys In Hand Fund

This is an endowment fund created by the family of Lindsay Buziak.

The earnings of this endowment are used to help cover women’s moving and storage costs, change door and window locks, change their phone numbers, secure new phones, and re-locate.

This fund saves lives.

Being an endowment fund, only the earnings of the fund are used. Contributions to this fund are truly gifts that keep on giving.

Women’s Legal Assistance Fund

Many women need legal help to keep themselves and their children safe.

Eligibility and amount of Legal Aid funds are very limited. This means that women often end up representing themselves, facing their abusers and their lawyers alone.

Our Women’s Legal Assistance Fund pays for women to get some legal advice on how to present their cases to give them a fighting chance. Or maybe even pay for an extended bit of time when her legal aid coverage is used up.

This fund has helped women secure custody, child support, and assistance with immigration issues.

General Anti-Violence Donation Fund

This is an undesignated fund. 
Rebuilding a new life is a daunting task.  Financial pressures can make it even more daunting.

This is a contingency fund to help with gas cards, grocery cards, children’s summer camp fees, car insurance, or whatever is needed to help women and children launch their new, violence-free lives.

Help with some of these pressures can make all the difference between hopelessness and hope.

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of 

hundreds of women and children

Get In Touch

Rebecca Barritt

Mobile: (250) 514-9024

Phone: (250) 592-1042


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2185 Theatre Lane   Victoria,  BC  V8R 6T1 

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