Family violence is an abuse of power within relationships of family, trust or dependency. Family violence includes many different forms of abuse, mistreatment or neglect that adults or children may experience in their intimate, family or dependent relationships. For example:
- emotional abuse
- physical abuse
- sexual abuse
- forcible confinement
- financial abuse
If you are experiencing family violence, it is not your fault! There are ways to stop family violence. For help call:
- Victim Services and Family Violence Prevention Unit at 667-3581 or toll free 1-800-661-0408 extension 3581. They can direct to you to a place where you can get help.
- VictimLINK: 1-800-563-0808 - a telephone help line for victims of family and sexual violence, and all other crimes. Available 24/7
- Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or visit www.kidshelpphone.ca – A Canada-wide, toll-free, phone, Live Chat, and online resources children and youth. Available 24/7.
For more information about your rights, Emergency Protection Orders, shelter possibilities and healing help, check out the links below: