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Missing Child? Beware Before You Share

Missing Child? Beware Before You Share

Beware Before You Share “Oh, dear, not another one,” you think as you click and share the latest missing child announcement that has shown up on your Facebook feed.  That cherubic face tugs at your heart, and you imagine how you would feel if one of your babies were...

Want to facilitate discussion with youth about abuse?

Want to facilitate discussion with youth about abuse?

Yellow Brick House is excited to launch a new online project This online training is geared towards assisting teachers and youth workers to facilitate discussions with students about abuse. This is an online training course that participants can work through at their...

Love Doesn’t Hurt – 14 Truths About Love

Love Doesn’t Hurt – 14 Truths About Love

Healthy relationships don’t cause you physical or emotional harm Love doesn’t hurt. Relationships, both romantic and platonic, are supposed to enrich your life.  If a relationship is causing you stress, upset, or physical harm, than it isn’t healthy.  A...

The Implications of Domestic Violence On Mental Health

The Implications of Domestic Violence On Mental Health

Bell Let’s Talk Day takes place in late January each year in Canada.  The day shines a light on mental health in Canada and encourages people to talk about mental health in an open, positive, and encouraging way.  Since 2011, Bell has donated $6 million and supported...

The Holidays At A Shelter For Domestic Violence Victims

The Holidays At A Shelter For Domestic Violence Victims

Looking towards the holiday season at Yellow Brick House. The holidays are a tough time, both for women who are still living in abusive relationships, and those who have found the strength to leave and are currently residing with us at one of our two shelter...

Verbal Abuse is Still Abuse

Verbal Abuse is Still Abuse

Verbal abuse: Whoever coined the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” was mistaken. In reality, broken bones will mend, and bruises will fade, but a person with a broken and bruised spirit will likely carry those wounds for...

Get Wrapped In Courage This November

Get Wrapped In Courage This November

The Courage of a Woman is NOT Enough Now in its fourth year, shelters across the province of Ontario are encouraging their local neighbourhoods to become Wrapped In Courage.  November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month. The purple scarf is a symbol of the courage it...

Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?

Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?

Mark Hutt burned his wife Donna Ellen and left her to die in the basement of their home from the ensuing septic shock. It took 11 agonizing days. Police said when they found her, she appeared to have been “dragged behind a car on a gravel road.”  Domestic abuse at its...

Every house should be a Yellow Brick House. Is yours?

One Brick, One Life. This initiative encourages the public to be our partners in acknowledging that violence against women is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our community. Community members who make a gift to our campaign will receive a Yellow Brick decal...