Wrapped in Courage
To commemorate Woman Abuse Prevention Month in November, Halton Women’s Place is asking YOU to WEAR PURPLE to show your support in ending violence against women.
Purple is a symbol of courage, survival and honour and has come to symbolize the fight to end woman abuse.
By wearing purple during Woman Abuse Prevention Month, YOU are showing survivors and those still experiencing abuse that you support them, and are “wrapping them in courage.” The courage of a woman alone is not enough, but a community coming together to raise awareness can help end gender-based violence.
Support HWP by purchasing purple socks, scarves, dog bandanas (small & large), Courage bracelets and necklaces, and HWP safety whistles today!
**After purchasing, Wrapped in Courage items will be available to pick up at either HWP’s Milton or Burlington shelters. Please place your order below, and we will be in touch to make pick-up arrangements.
Buy your Purple Merchandise by Filling Out the Form Below
Proceeds will help fund critical services for women and children experiencing abuse.
You have options:
IF YOU DECIDE TO LEAVE
- Call our 24 hour Crisis, Information and Support Line to speak with a trained Crisis Intervention Counsellor;
- The Crisis Intervention Counsellor will explore your options with you and support you to create a Safety Plan, along with creating an Emergency Escape Plan
- If you have pets, you can explore safe options with the Crisis Intervention Counsellor.
If you do choose to come to Halton Women’s Place, you and your child(ren) may stay for up to 12 weeks. Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will work alongside you on your personal goals, which may include:
- Accessing community support;
- Accessing counselling;
- Obtaining housing;
- Accessing financial supports;
- Exploring legal supports;
- Any other individual goals.
Emergency transportation is available to help you get to the shelter.
IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO LEAVE
- Call the Halton Women’s Place 24-hour Crisis, Information and Support Line.
- Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will offer support, counselling, resources and information. They will also explore your options.
- Crisis Intervention Counsellors will also offer to support you to create a safety plan for you, and your children, if applicable
- Crisis support is available on the phone or in person at either shelter. No appointment is necessary.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SHELTER
- Safe shelter with staff available 24 hours a day;
- Clean and welcoming bedrooms;
- Laundry facilities;
- Children’s Services, including parenting support, therapeutic groups, children’s activities, playroom;
- Court support for interim custody and restraining orders;
- Supportive counselling;
- Advocacy for you and your children;
- Support in accessing community services;
- Support groups;
- On-Going Safety Planning;
- Planning for departure from shelter