Harmony House

Women's Shelter

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her partner (in Canada)
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children who have lived at
Harmony House
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been helping women and
children flee violence
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feed with our bi-weekly foodbank
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Domestic Violence in 2009
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apartments Harmony House
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a woman to leave an abusive
situation for good
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will end up in an abusive relationship
if she experienced abuse as a child

Impact

0 days
How often a woman is killed by her partner (in Canada)
0
The number of women and
children who have lived at
Harmony House
0 years
How long Harmony House has been helping women and children flee violence
0
Numbers of families we help feed with our bi-weekly foodbank
$ 0 billion
Total economic impact of Domestic Violence in 2009
0
Number of individual apartments Harmony House
0
Average number of times it takes a woman to leave an abusive situation for good
0 times
How much more likely a woman will end up in an abusive relationship if she experienced abuse as a child

Harmony House History

1986

90th Anniversary of St. Matthew’s Church (where the funding and conception of a 2nd stage shelter came from for HH)

1986

Harmony House Steering Committee was set up to plan the 2nd stage shelter

Early 1980’s

A strong network of victim support programs grows out of grassroots activity to provide justicerelated support to victims of crime

1979

71 Womens Shelters in Canada

Early 1970’s

1st womens shelter and Sexual Assault Centre opened in Vancouver, BC

1965

Criminal Code of Canada is amended so that women do not have to prove a greater level of injury if they are assaulted by a partner than if they are assaulted by a stranger.

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