The Family Violence Prevention Program (FVP) offers individual and group support to those experiencing or have experienced a controlling and/or abusive relationship. Those seeking assistance can receive on-going individual support.
The support may include education, safety planning and options available to make informed decisions. Referrals to other community services including housing, financial, therapeutic counseling and legal support are made available.Through our experience of supporting women, the program has developed four stages of women's groups which empower women to put their safety first, work towards healing and learn to choose healthy relationships.
Our Public Educator also provides information to schools and community groups in Woolwich Township and the north part of Wellesley Township. Three lessons are taught to each class, in each school in an age-appropriate way on a yearly basis. Topics include conflict resolution, preventing harassment, emotions, healthy relationships, peer pressure etc.
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance please contact WCS between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Our address is 5 Memorial Ave, Elmira ON, N3B 2P8 and our number is (519) 669-5139.
If you are calling after hours and are in crisis please call a representative at: Women's Crisis Services: 519-742-5894 or the Crisis Line at 519-745 1166.