Transitional & Housing
Transitional Support Workers believe every woman and child has the right to live without fear of physical or emotional abuse and without criticism and judgement.
We believe every woman has the right to decide for themselves the direction of their own lives, according to their own values and beliefs.
We believe that women in our society, when relieved from the pressures of an abusive environment, can develop their full potential to live a full and rich life.
We believe each woman should live with respect, dignity and pride; regardless of race, ethnic, citizenship, marital status, family status or special needs.
Our Program Offers
- Safety Planning
- Transition Plans
- Confidential Individual Counselling
- Crisis Intervention
- Assistance with Housing applications and access to priority housing
- Referrals to Community Agencies
- Upgrading/Education Support
- Income Support/Budgeting
- Custody Support
- Legal Information & Support
- Parental Support
- Follow-up Services
- Health & Wellness Support
- Support Networks
- Stress Management
Are You Being Abused?
- Are you afraid to challenge your partner’s opinion?
- Do you accept blame for your partner’s action?
- Are you apologetic for your partner’s behaviour?
- Do you blame yourself for a bad relationship?
- Are you afraid of your partner’s temper?
- Does your partner hit you?
- Does your partner criticize everything you do?
- Do you question your sanity?
- Are you concerned about your child’s treatment by your partner?
- Do you feel isolated from your friends and family
Statistics On Abuse
- 4 out of 10 women are abused
- 51% of women have been victimized at least once since the age of 16
- Nearly 22% of women who have experienced assault go un-reported
If You Decide To Leave:
- Seek legal advice for legal options
- Take your children with you
- Take proper identification
- Take bank cards, credit cards etc.
- Pack ahead of time and leave items at a safe place
- Establish a plan – Where is a safe place to go?- Shelter, friends, family, etc.
- Remember – Safety Always First
A Peace Bond is a court order which requires your partner to keep the peace and abide by any other conditions.
To obtain a Peace Bond:
- Report incident to the Police to obtain an incident number.
- Make an appointment with the Justice of the Peace – (807) 625-1600.
- You need to convince the J.P. you fear another person will cause you or your children personal injury.
- If there is sufficient grounds, the J.P. will set a court date and a Court Summons will be served to your partner.
It is always a good idea to have a Certified Copy of the Peace Bond with you in case you need to call the Police to enforce the Peace Bond.