The vision of Violence Against Women, Services Elgin County is to end the violation of women and children and create safe communities. Our mission is to be a social change agency that:
•Provides safety in an emergency shelter and quality counselling services
•Reduces the impact of violence in the lives of women and children
•Participates in community based action for social change
•Promotes the rights of women and children to live in a violence-free community
About VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN SERVICES ELGIN COUNTY
Violence Against Women Services Elgin County offers safety, support and hope to women and their children who have been abused.
In our 35-year history, we have helped to save the lives and to change the futures of tens of thousands of women and children; with a 24-hour help line, community based counselling to help manage the hurt of abuse, specific counselling services for sexual abuse, and 24-hour safety at our Women's Place emergency shelter.
We also work to prevent violence in our next generation through education programs in area schools, partnerships with social services, workplaces and service groups, and counselling for children aged 4 to 18 whose moms have been abused.
Each year, we help over 2,000 people.