Help for victims

July 4, 2012 | Feature | Number 14

Many resources exist to help victims of domestic abuse. For more information, visit the Government of Canada website at www.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/fv-vf/facts-info/sa-vc.html.

For help in each province:

  • British Columbia: Victimlink B.C.: 1-800-563-0808.
  • Alberta: Family Violence Information Line: 310-1818 toll-free from anywhere in the province.
  • Saskatchewan: Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services (PATHS): 306-522-3515.
  • Manitoba: Family Violence Prevention Program: 1-877-977-0007.
  • Ontario: Women’s Crisis Line: 1-800-263-3247.
  • Quebec: S.O.S. Violence conjugale: 1-800-363-9010.

Abuse victims of both genders may call the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women: 1-888-743-5754.

Printed resources include www.theraveproject.com, which is Christian, and has links to resources in Canada.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) offers several printed resources, including the “Home shouldn’t be a place that hurts” brochure, and “Abuse: Response and prevention: A guide for church leaders,” which is also available as a download from the MCC website. Also visit http://abuse.mcc.org.

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