Safety Alert: Your computer can be monitored by your abuser and is impossible to clear your tracks completely. If you are afraid your internet activity might be monitored, call the Assaulted Women’s Helpline, free at 1-866-863-0511 or TTY 1-866-863-7868
CALLS TO THE SENIORS SAFETY LINE CONTINUE TO RISE
One year into the pandemic, calls to the Seniors Safety Line remain alarmingly high. Many seniors rely on family, friends and community for support and with their heightened vulnerability to COVID-19 their reliance has increased leaving them exposed to abuse and neglect.
The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all woman who have experienced abuse. We provide counselling, emotional support, information and referrals. We recognize abuse as one example of women’s social, political and economic inequality in the world. The Helpline is dedicated to working towards equality for all women.
More than 50% of Canadian women over the age of 16 have been victims of physical or sexual violence- at any stage in their lives*. Violence against women affects all cultures, ages, religions, and sexual orientations and includes psychological, physical, sexual, financial and neglect.
The demand for our crisis line continues to grow year after year, and with your support you can help us ensure we are here for women when they need us.
*According to Statistics Canada