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February 5, 2015 Posted by Books in Community Updates

Women's House Serving Bruce and Grey

Women's House offers emergency shelter services, crisis lines, transitional support, child and youth support and individual counseling in Kincardine. We also offer Second Stage Housing Units in Wiarton, Port Elgin and Kincardine, as well as serve both Bruce and Grey Counties with our Outreach Services. Some of the communities we serve in these counties include: Chesley, Durham, Hanover, Markdale, Meaford, Owen Sound, Port Elgin, Walkerton, and Wiarton. This year alone, there has been an increase in need for our Child Witness Program across both counties, and our shelter has seen steady occcupancy. This may be directly related to reports from South Bruce OPP that domestic violence has seen an increased number of reports in the last year (current from January to October). Reports include that 3 of 5 municipalities are already reporting significant increases between 30 and 50 percent for the year of 2012.

It is our mission at Women's House to work towards the awareness and elimination of violence against women. In order to meet our mission and provide these vital services and programs within our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and organizations for support. Without the support of community-minded organizations, we would not be able to serve those in need in our community and surrounding communities each year.

For more information email at tlove@whsbg.on.ca, our website: www.whsbg.on.ca, our Owen Sound office: 519-372-1113.

Our Crisis Phone Number: 1-800-265-3026

Our Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1-866-578-5566

Together we can work towards the elimination of violence against women.