Woman abuse is not a women’s issue. It is a human rights issue, and it affects us all. Together, we can work to eliminate woman abuse. Indeed we must. Every woman and child has the fundamental right to live in safety and security.

The purple scarf is a symbol of the courage it takes woman leave her abuser. However, the courage of the woman is not enough. It takes the strength of an entire community to end violence against women.

67% – The percentage of Canadians who know a woman who has experienced physical or sexual abuse.²

Photo of woman facing away from camera with sun on her face

²https://www.canadianwomen.org/the-facts/gender-based-violence/

 

Last year, right here in our own community, we supported many women in our programs. 
Emergency Shelter:
82 women & 47 children
Sexual Abuse Counselling:
107 women & 19 men
Second Stage Housing:
14 women & 12 children
Child Witness Program:
44 women & 37 children
Support Within Housing/Outreach:
69 women
Transitional Support Services:
324 women & 1 man
Crisis Info Line:
4,305 calls
Addictions & Outreach:
69 women
Woman Abuse Counselling:
377 women
Rural Response Program:
104 women

Wrapped in Courage Campaign

Help us wrap the Dufferin and Caledon communities in purple to collectively show our support for women who have experienced, or who are currently experiencing, violence and abuse. We want to show them that they are not alone.

Please click HERE for more information.

Thank you to the following community partners for generously supporting this campaign:

Woolwich Logo  McDonalds logo   Global Pet Foods logo    RBC shield logo

 

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.
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