THE OBJECTIVE OF THE TELEPHONE SUPPORT PROGRAM
To provide callers with crisis counselling, supportive listening, abuse education and assistance in identifying community resource options related to dealing with relationship abuse and domestic violence
DESCRIPTION OF THE TELEPHONE SUPPORT PROGRAM
The support line provides abused women with immediate contact with a trained counsellor who will listen to her situation and will help her identify her choices
- when in crisis,
- when she has made a decision to leave an abusive situation and needs assistance,
- when she wants information about abuse and the services available to her and
- when she just needs to talk to someone about what she is going through.
Family and friends of people dealing with relationship abuse and domestic violence are also welcome to call the support line to find out how to best support their loved one.