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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...