Dumore Place is a safe, confidential, staffed, and alarmed home where women and her children can stay up to one month. Emotional support, food and necessities are provided.
What is Violence Against Women?
It is any act of violence that results in or is likely to result in physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering to women.
Some common feelings shared by women that have experienced violence in their relationships:
Guilt – I must have deserved it. I could have stopped it if I had done something different.
Shame – I can’t let anyone know. They’ll never understand or believe that it’s not my fault.
Anger – “I’m mad at him.” or “I’m mad at myself.”
Powerlessness – He walks all over me. I didn’t know I could say, “no.” It is hopeless, there is nothing I can do.
Crazymaking – I feel like I am losing my mind.
All programs and services will be accessible to all women regardless of Aboriginal Status,
colour, age, sexual orientation, race, disability, immigrant, refugee, income status, religion,
or any other challenges to societal barriers.
Phone: 632-6070 anytime day or night, The house is staffed 24 hours.
Drop in for support (a call first is appreciated)
You can call the Outreach Worker at Tamitik Status of Women’s office 632-8787
Some Types of Abuse
The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or financial. It’s purpose is to control, dominate or hurt and intimate partner through a pattern of controlling behavior that could include:
using culture to excuse abusive behaviour.
putting down your culture.
throwing things at or near you
having an affair
being critical of how you look or dress
You are not alone:
1 in 3 BC women are assaulted
by their spouse or partner.
threatens, then says he’s just joking
making you account for all your spending
controlling all decisions without your input
putting you down in front of the children
threatening to take the children from you
attacking your beliefs
keeping you isolated
controlling who you spend time with