Welcome to the newly constructed Domestic Assault Resource Team. The term domestic violence, woman abuse, intimate partner violence and family violence are often used interchangeably. The impact of violence, within any type of intimate relationship can be devastating and is often underreported or “swept under the carpet” as it is deemed a private matter. We are trying to make it everyone’s business. Everyone has the right to be safe.
Our best hope is that this website becomes a source of information to heighten the discourse of woman abuse as well as help individuals who are on the receiving end of violence within an intimate partner.
Services represented in this community team serve both the person who is experiencing violence as well as the person who is using violence. In terms of numbers, we know that women are more often the person who is the victim of abuse in an intimate partner relationship.
To promote, strengthen and coordinate service responses to ensure a safe community where women and their families live free of violence.
We respect women’s lived experience, autonomy and self-determination without judgement.
We advance system responses to violence to create community solutions together.
We commit to challenging ourselves to remain flexible to adapt to the needs of our community.