In today's episode we chat with Kim Dhillon, domestic abuse and sexual assault counsellor. For many people, staying home during quarantine is more dangerous than being out. Today, Kim shares some domestic abuse statistics and tells how us how covid 19 has affected these numbers. She also shares how we can support a friend or family member who may be affected by domestic violence. This is something we should all know more about. I learned a lot from this discussion and I hope you will as well.
If you are a victim of domestic violence:
Assaulted Womens Helpline: 24/7 crisis supports for women who are seeking
The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone to all woman who have experienced abuse. Help line provides counselling, emotional support, information and referrals.
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Victim Services Toronto: 416-808-7066
Victim Services Peel:(905) 568-1068
Victim Services York: (905) 953-5363
Kids Help Line:
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Text help to: 686868
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