Domestic Abuse

Everyone deserves to feel safe and free from harm. If people are experiencing family and domestic violence, The Salvation Army is available to listen, talk about options and help them respond in ways that support them and their family. 

Salvation Army short-term, emergency, shelters support women and their children escaping partner violence.  We address and support all concerns brought to us in a confidential manner.

Our shelters provide basic needs and offer a range of services that include:

  • Housing workers
  • Quality programs and activities for children
  • Counselling
  • Advocacy
  • Support of personal goals
  • Life skills groups
  • Budgeting assistance
  • Emotional and practical support, referrals, and advocacy upon discharge

Definition of Abuse

Domestic violence has many forms that include:

  • Physical aggression (hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, throwing objects), or threats of it
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Financial abuse (withholding money or controlling all money including that of other family members)
  • Social abuse (restricting access to friends and/or family, insulting or threatening friends and/or family), controlling or domineering
  • Intimidation
  • Stalking
  • Passive/covert abuse (e.g., neglect)
  • Economic deprivation

No matter how bad things are, you’re not alone. Call your local Salvation Army to get help for today and build strategies for tomorrow.