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Staying Safe During COVID19

During the COVID-19 pandemic and under the guidance to physically distance and isolate, women and children are at a greater risk of experiencing abuse, particularly at home. Stop VAW and all its members have a responsibility to ensure all programs, services, and resources continue to be accessible and available to ensure women and their children can remain as safe as possible during this time.

Click Here to see updated information about how to stay safe and the availability of services each member agency has to offer during this pandemic.

2020 Statistics

reports of domestic and sexual violence to police and women's services

REPORTS OF VIOLENCE

people called the women's shelter crisis/helpline

CRISIS/
HELPLINE CALLS

Women & Children in shelter & second stage housing

SHELTER
RESIDENTS

Families waiting for second stage housing

WAITLISTED

Investigations opened, 26% related to partner violence.

CAS INVESTIGATIONS

%

families using Supervised Access Program due to domestic violence

SUPERVISED ACCESS

The 2020 Snapshot provides information on the reality of violence against women in Perth County as well as identifies service gaps and the impacts Covid-19 has had. View the full 2020 Snapshot.

Who We Are

The Stop VAW Committee of Perth County is a community-based committee that responds to violence against women by developing prevention and awareness strategies for violence against women in Perth County. The committee shares information and conducts outreach activities to educate the public and raise awareness about violence against women.

 

Membership

Emergency Contacts

24 Hr confidential, no service fees

Police Emergency

911

Stratford Police Service

(519) 271-4141

Ontario Provincial Police

1-888-310-1122

Optimism Place

(519) 271-5550
1-800-265-8598

Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth

1-866-376-9852

Huron-Perth Crisis Intervention Services

(519) 274-8000
1-888-829-7484

“Each time a woman stands up for herself without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”

-Maya Angelou