Vancouver Centre

5957 West Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, V6M 3X1

Located on Vancouver’s West Boulevard, Avalon Women’s Centre Vancouver has been a staple in the community for nearly three decades. Today the Centre offers women a safe, comfortable space to attend support groups and find meaningful connections to help with their recovery journey. The Centre has a resource library, computer with internet access, clothing closet, volunteer opportunities, a steady supply of tea and coffee and a listening ear and a helping hand. We invite you to drop by and experience this wonderful place for yourself.

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Thank you Avalon for being the calm place, safe from the everyday pushing and shoving. I walk through the door and there is always a smile, a hug, or a friendly word. I take a deep breath, and I know that I am safe.
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Meet your Vancouver Centre Staff

Michelle Swan, Centre Manager

Michelle has been part of the Avalon community since 1998, when she started volunteering with Avalon Women’s Centre Vancouver. In March 1999, she took on the role of full-time Centre Manager and has been a pillar of strength, support and warmth in the Centre ever since.

Michelle loves working with the women of Avalon, and says she “feels inspired every day” by their courage, strength, compassion and humour. She enjoys the many facets of her work, including outreach, administration and co-ordinating events.

A Prince Edward Island native, Michelle has been on the west coast for 25 years and enjoys exploring the natural beauty of British Columbia. When she’s not at the Centre you can find her travelling, gardening, cooking, biking or doing yoga.

Drop by Avalon Women’s Centre Vancouver to say hello to Michelle, or contact her by email at

Valleri Murphy, Centre Coordinator

Valleri has been working with Avalon since 2000. Her smarts, heart and administrative skills have been an invaluable asset for the organization since.

If you have any questions for Valleri, please email or call 604.263.7177. 

Kathy Kwasnicki, Centre Coordinator

Kathy is a west coast native and has been involved with Avalon for over 16 years. She is delighted to be part of the Avalon team and directly support the women here. She loves the outdoors and activities, such as music, skiing, yoga, and working with women in recovery. Kathy is grateful for meaningful work in a healing environment.

If you have any questions for Kathy, please email or call 604.263.7177. 

Join our Facebook Group

Join other like minded women who discuss their  recovery journey. This is a supportive environment that is managed by the Centre Managers for women to connect.

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Connect With Us

Email or call our friendly staff to get more information about our in-person and online programs for women at any stage in their recovery journey.


5957 West Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, V6M 3X1

Avalon Women’s Centre Vancouver hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Contact to book a drop-in appointment.

Avalon Women’s Centre Vancouver, located at 5957 West Boulevard in Vancouver, is serviced by both the number 16 and number 43 bus routes, and has parking available nearby.

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