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Safety Network Durham

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Safety Network Durham helps survivors of gender-based violence access support using a straightforward approach that starts with just one confidential conversation with a caring community coordinator.

Operating as one central hub, they offer immediate solutions and direct connections to experts who know the system to create solutions that help ease immediate burdens and begin your path to healing.

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Seniors Safety Line (24/7 help):

EAPO is recognized as the provincial organization leading elder abuse prevention in Ontario.

Our mission is to create an Ontario that is free from abuse for all seniors. We provide support to seniors affected by abuse, foster public awareness, deliver training, and community building.

Neighbours, Friends and Families is a public education campaign to raise awareness of the signs of violence against women so that those close to an at-risk woman or an abusive man can help. Neighbours, Friends and Families represents a significant shift in our approach to ending woman abuse. It engages the power of everyday relationships to help keep women and their children safe. You don’t have to be a hero or fix the situation. Caring about the people around us, paying attention to them when there are signs of trouble and responding appropriately can make a big difference. Little things count. Neighbours, Friends and Families has grown over the last 14 years, with campaigns in over 150 communities in Ontario. Our brochures have also been translated into over 15 languages including: French, Arabic, Korea, Chinese, Punjabi, Somali, Vietnamese and more. 

METRAC works with individuals, communities and institutions to change ideas, actions and policies with the goal of ending violence against women and youth. Delivering relevant and boundary-breaking services and programs, we focus on education and prevention and use innovative tools to build safety, justice and equity.

We focus on women because they are at highest risk of intimate partner violence, family violence, sexual assault and harassment and stalking. These kinds of violence most often happen in relationships (past or present), include control and power imbalances, and/or happen when women are targeted because of their gender.

We focus on youth because age is more than a number – young women are at highest risk of violence against women. Youth in general face high risk of violence and statistics show that when violence happens at home, children often witness it.

It’s complicated and simple. Women and youth don’t always get the rights and respect they deserve, and that means they more often experience this kind of violence.

At the same time, it’s not just about women. Transgender people experience violence in high numbers and men face violence too. It’s also important to understand gender stereotypes – ideas about how a “real man” and “real woman” should be. They can make it seem normal and okay that transgender people are targeted and that men should “be tough” and get “roughed up”. They can make love seem like control. They can make us forget that everyone has to help stop violence against women and youth.