November is Women Abuse Prevention Month

Statistics report that 67% of the population knows someone who has experienced physical or sexual abuse. Last year, right here in our own community, we supported many women in our programs. Specifically,

Emergency Shelter:
98 women & 59 children

Second Stage Housing:
21 women & 19 children

Woman Abuse Counselling:
361 women

Outreach and Addictions:

65 women

Transitional Support Services:
335 women

Sexual Abuse Counselling:
146 women

Child Witness Program:
34 women & 23 children

Support Within Housing
45 women & 9 on wait list

and we received 3,664 calls on our 24 hour Crisis/Support line

FTP staff members wearing purple scarves

We want the violence to end. All year long, we engage the youth and the community by providing education to help promote healthy relationships and break the cycle of abuse.  Help us in our efforts by making an online donation or attending one of our fundraising events. Our next event in support of Woman Abuse Prevention Month is the theatrical performance, in partnership with Theatre Orangeville called “Rage Against Violence”, proudly sponsored by Scotiabank.

Are you being abused or suspect someone you know is being abused?  Need more information or help?  Visit us at www.familytransitionplace.ca or call our 24 hour support line at 1-800-265-9178.

We are here to help.

scarves

 

Get your “Wrapped in Courage” purple scarf for $15 at Family Transition Place. Wear it proudly to show your support for the many women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence.

 

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