Domestic violence and abuse truly are a significant problem, right here in our backyard, and it is costing people their lives.
So how do we make change? How do we ensure the number of individuals affected and the number of deaths related to family violence doesn’t continue to rise? One answer is education.
In this episode, Jill, the President of Lives in Transition, a program serving victims of domestic violence and moving them towards self-sufficiency, shares her personal story about the power of knowledge and how it might have saved her sister.
Trigger warning: this episode includes many descriptions of abuse and strangulation.
Rowan House 24-Hour Support Line: 403-652-3311 (call or text)
Alberta Family Violence Info Line: 310-1818
Rowan House Family Violence Prevention Month Initiatives: https://www.rowanhouse.ca/fvpm
Rowan House Prevention Programs: https://www.rowanhouse.ca/prevention
Rowan House Educational Resources: https://www.rowanhouse.ca/adult-resources