Violence Against Women (VAW) Counselling
Have you experienced any of the following?
Physical abuse: Slapping, choking, or punching. Using hands or objects as weapons. Been threatened with a knife or gun.
Sexual abuse: Using threats, intimidation, or physical force to force you into unwanted sexual acts.
Emotional/Verbal abuse: been told degrading comments about your body or behaviour. Been confined to the house. Destruction of property, name-calling, and threats.
Financial abuse: Been stolen from or have been denied control of money or valuables. Forced to work. Denied the right to work.
Criminal harassment/stalking: Have been followed or watched in a persistent, malicious, and unwanted manner. Your privacy has been invaded in a way that threatens your personal safety.
Our Violence Against Women (VAW) program offers support to women who have been exposed to abuse and violence within a non-judgmental, inclusive environment in which they can increase their knowledge and understanding of abuse, and explore the options, resources and supports available.
How we can help
The purpose of the program is to respond to the needs of women who have experienced abuse through:
Individual and group counselling
Support women in increasing their knowledge and awareness regarding the dynamics of abuse, its impacts, loss of self-esteem, difficulties in parenting and in all other relationships, addictions, sleep disorders, and debilitating fears and anxieties.
Our services are available to women, aged 16 years and older, who identify themselves as having been sexually, physically, or emotionally abused by their partners or significant others. This could include a non-parent caregiver or immediate family or household member.
Si vous avez besoin des services en français, s’il vous plaît communiquer avec notre ligne d’accueil française au 905-527-3823 ext. 269