Creating a new sense of Home- Thank you HomeSense

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We are so fortunate to have long standing relationships with our community, its residents and businesses. Some of those relationships start as a personal connection or as an employee led initiative, some start with the need to help others, some start with a simple donation of time, talent, or diapers. Our relationship with HomeSense was born from a corporate directive. One of their corporate charity initiatives is with Canadian Women’s...

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One Woman’s Journey

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I have worked for this agency for over 20 years and have had the opportunity to work with and support some amazing women during my time here. The stories we hear on a daily basis can certainly be difficult, but we have a job to do and that’s to help women live in a world without violence. Last May 2014 I was connected to a new client.  She shared that she had been living in a verbally, emotionally and physically abusive marriage.  She had...

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It All Starts with A Step

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        It All Starts With a Step by John Goodwin There are two types of change for a person, Involuntary and voluntary. Involuntary change happens when a change is made for you by other forces or a change by someone else affects you.  These can be things like losing your job to downsizing, a friend or family member passing, a restructuring at work, or your car breaking down and needing a new one.  These are changes that...

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Cybersecurity & Violence Against Women

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  When we think about cybersecurity, we often think of security from identity theft, fraud, phishing, or hackers who steal passwords and information. But cyber – or online – security has a broader meaning for victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking. Cybersecurity also means personal safety – safety from harm, harassment, and abuse while online. For many survivors, being online can feel unsafe because the abuser or stalker is...

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