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28 04, 2021

Training and Education Program

2021-04-28T13:15:11+00:00April 28, 2021|Categories: |

The Training and Education Program provides educational presentations and workshops to individuals in community organizations, workplaces, and school settings. Events and educational presentations allow an opportunity for community members to engage in education and dialogue [...]

28 04, 2021

Child and Youth Outreach Services

2021-04-28T13:08:20+00:00April 28, 2021|Categories: |

Provides support and resources to children, youth, and parents affected by abuse in our community. Services include individual counselling for children and youth ages 4-18 years old, both in the shelter as well as schools. [...]

28 04, 2021

Indigenous and Rural Outreach Services

2021-04-28T12:53:01+00:00April 28, 2021|Categories: |

Flexible and culturally relevant services for Indigenous women who have experienced violence. Support for women who wish to establish violence free lives in their community. Assistance in identifying and accessing other community supports. Support in [...]

28 04, 2021

French Language Services (FLS)

2021-04-28T12:50:40+00:00April 28, 2021|Categories: |

The FLS program offers support and advocacy, transitional plans and connecting women with community resources, so that women can re-establish their independence, and live free of violence. Kingston Interval House continues to offer both counselling [...]

28 04, 2021

Outreach Counselling for Women

2021-04-28T12:48:13+00:00April 28, 2021|Categories: |

The Women’s Community Counselor provides services to women in the community who wish to establish violence-free lives. She works to help women identify the community supports they need and to connect them with these supports. [...]

14 04, 2021

How to support someone experiencing abuse

2021-04-15T05:09:46+00:00April 14, 2021|

Put victims safety first Don’t talk about things in front of the abuser, or give out materials, send emails, texts, etc. with information that the abuser could find Listen more then talk Don’t assume you [...]

14 04, 2021

Impact of abuse

2021-04-14T07:56:53+00:00April 14, 2021|

On women: Impacts self-esteem Feelings of helplessness Self-blame and guilt Denying and minimizing Drug and alcohol abuse Mental health issues On children: Mental health issues, suicide Can affect a child’s brain development and ability to [...]

14 04, 2021

Who is at risk?

2021-04-14T07:55:58+00:00April 14, 2021|

Abuse can happen to anyone at any time but some women are at higher risk: Indigenous women Younger women Women with physical and cognitive disabilities Immigrant women Women who identify as lesbian or bisexual Women [...]

14 04, 2021

Why do women stay?

2021-04-14T07:41:58+00:00April 14, 2021|

The abuser may have threatened to kill them if they leave, or kill themselves or the children or a pet The most dangerous time for an abused woman is when she attempts to leave; violence [...]