The definition of diversity is outlined as “the state or quality of being different or varied”. This is true of the women we serve at Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, they are different from each other. They all come from different back grounds, range in age and community status, but all of them have one thing in common, Domestic Violence. It takes place in all countries, cultures, ethnic and racial groups, and social classes. When we close our eyes and envision a victim of domestic abuse, what often comes to mind? Domestic abuse can impact anyone regardless of sex, age, race, sexuality, level of physical or mental ability, socioeconomic background, culture or education. Women Crisis Services of Waterloo Region explores these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment to empower and support women and children to move beyond violence and abuse. Treating people with respect, honouring choice and valuing diversity is at the core of who we are. It is about understanding each other and moving forward to embrace and celebrate the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.