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Programs & Services | Woman Abuse Counselling and Support Services

This program provides confidentialConfidentiality refers to ensuring that information is accessible only to those authorized to have access" and is one of the cornerstones of information security. Confidentiality also refers to an ethical principle associated with several professions (e.g., medicine, law, religion, professional psychology, and journalism). Some types of communication between a person and one of these professionals is "privileged" and may not be discussed or divulged to third parties. , safe and supportive counselling to individual and at times group to women and children who have been or are victims of violenceViolence is the expression of physical or verbal force against self or other, compelling action against one's will on pain of being hurt. in a relationship. This service lets woman talk and explore their options. We do not judge women or tell them what to do. ViolenceViolence is the expression of physical or verbal force against self or other, compelling action against one's will on pain of being hurt. can take many forms. Counselling services are women and child centered.

Woman suffering from abuseAbuse most commonly refers to the use or treatment of something or someone that is harmful, or the lack of proper care of these physically, sexually and/or emotionally. often feel bad about themselves, and guilty or ashamed. They may develop eating or sleeping disorders or feel constant fatigue due to tension in the relationship. Many victims of abuseAbuse most commonly refers to the use or treatment of something or someone that is harmful, or the lack of proper care of these physically, sexually and/or emotionally. feel depressed, anxious, angry, confused or suicidal.

The counselling helps women and children to rebuild and strengthen their self-esteem and confidence in themselves so that they can make informed choices and decisions about their lives. The service also helps women to identify safety issues and to develop a safety plan so that they can avoid dangerous and abusive situations.

Children who witness abuseAbuse most commonly refers to the use or treatment of something or someone that is harmful, or the lack of proper care of these physically, sexually and/or emotionally. in their homes can be seriously affected. They may feel stressed and afraid. They are at risk of being hurt themselves. They may blame themselves for the violence or feel guilty they canít protect their mother. When they grow up, they may continue the cycle of violenceViolence is the expression of physical or verbal force against self or other, compelling action against one's will on pain of being hurt. .

This program has no fee; it is fully funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.

Call and our family violenceFamily Violence/Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse or intimate partner violence, can be broadly defined a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, friends or cohabitation. Domestic violence has many forms including physical aggression (hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, throwing objects), or threats thereof; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; controlling or domineering; intimidation; stalking; passive/covert abuse (e.g., neglect); and economic deprivation. worker will attempt to facilitate an interview as quickly as possible.

Remember: no one deserves to be abused.

Help is just a phone call away.