Isolation at home during COVID-19 has led to increases in rates of intimate partner violence and domestic violence against children. If you are experiencing abuse, know that you are not alone and that there is help available. If you are in immediate danger, or if you fear for your safety, call 9-1-1.
Here are some resources for people experiencing violence and abuse. These services are free of charge:
Battered Women’s Support Services: https://www.bwss.org/
Ending Violence Association of Canada: https://endingviolencecanada.org/getting-help/
BC Society of Transition Houses: https://bcsth.ca/get-help-now/
End Violence Against Children: https://www.end-violence.org/protecting-children-during-covid-19-outbreak
Resources for Technology Safety: https://bcsth.ca/technology-safety-project-resources/
Kid’s Help Phone: https://kidshelpphone.ca/ 1-800-668-6868