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Durham Region’s Intimate-relationship Violence Empowerment Network (D.R.I.V.E.N.)


DRIVEN provides victims of intimate-relationship violence with an efficient and effective system of co-located services to facilitate the individual’s access to needed supports and to enhance service quality.

Neighbours, Friends and Families is a public education campaign to raise awareness of the signs of woman abuse so that those close to an at-risk woman or an abusive man can help.

METRAC works to prevent and eliminate violence against diverse women, youth and children. We are committed to the right of women, youth and children to live free of violence and the threat of violence.

Our work is informed by anti-oppression principles. Anti-oppression work recognizes that women, youth and children experience violence in different ways depending on factors such as their ethno-racial backgrounds, income levels, sexualities, gender identities, abilities and ages. Anti-violence measures must address the distinctive experiences of diverse individuals and communities.

METRAC uses an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach. We work in partnership with individuals, community groups, organizations and services, governments, institutions, educators, urban planners and health and legal professionals.