Battered Women Support Services

If you, or someone you know, is a victim of family violence, support is available for you, even during this pandemic.

Battered Women’s Support Services — The BWSS crisis line is open during COVID-19, offering emotional support, legal advocacy, and safety plans for women experiencing gender-based domestic violence.

Violence at Home Signal for Help

image via Canadian Women’s Foundation

The Government of Canada is providing additional financial support to Canadians facing homelessness and women fleeing gender-based violence. The federal government will provide $157.7 million to the Reaching Home program to address homelessness, and $40 million is allocated to Women and Gender Equity Canada (WAGE).

“Domestic violence isn’t less important under COVID-19. In fact, it is even heightened, but people need to reach out to police or a crisis line … when they are in a violent situation,” – RCMP domestic violence coordinator Constable Julie Clelland.

Stay safe, observe the best practices, and help Canada overcome this pandemic.