Domestic Violence and Abuse 

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You do not need to face this crisis alone. Let us help.

If you are a woman experiencing gender-based violence, and need immediate assistance, call 911.

Crisis  Line:  519-371-1600 or 1-800-265-3722
Text:  226-974-0755

SIGNS OF ABUSE

Your partner humiliates and yells at you.

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Sees you as property rather than a person, belittles and controls you.

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Criticizes you and puts you down. Blames you for their abusive behaviour.

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Treats you so badly you're embarrassed for friends and family to see.

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Hits You.
Hurts You.

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WHAT THE DATA SHOWS

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Every six days, a Canadian woman is killed by her intimate partner.

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Fifty-nine percent of abused women delay leaving a violent relationship out of fear for their pet's safety.

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On any given night, more than 6,000 Canadian women and children sleep in shelters because home is not safe.

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Children who witness

violence at home are twice as likely to experience psychiatric disorders as kids from non-violent homes.

OUR STATISTICS

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126

Average number of women and children who seek emergency shelter every year.

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Average number of residential stays every month.

292

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Average number
of calls to our
24/7 support line every month.

102

Average number
of women we provide counselling for
every year.

148

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Average number
of safety
plans developed
every year.

880

Contact The Women’s Centre Grey Bruce Crisis Line
@ 519-371-1600 or Toll Free @ 1-800-265-3722
Let the staff know that you intend to leave an abusive situation and ask for support in safety planning.

A Safety Plan focuses on the things you can do in advance to be better prepared in case you have to leave an abusive situation. If you are in immediate danger call 911 and leave immediately.