Abuse involves the intent by the abuser to intimidate, either by threat or by use of physical force on the victim or victims property. The purpose of the assault is to control the behaviour by the inducement of fear. Underlying all abuse is a power imbalance between the victim and the offender.
No, when an abuser places blame on the victim, he/she is trying to escape responsibility for the violence.
Physical: Any unwanted physical contact, e.g. kicking, punching, pulling, pushing, slapping, hitting, pulling hair, arm-twisting, squeezing hand or arm, choking, pushing up against the wall, pointing finger, poking Stopping her from leaving Restraining her in any way Standing to close Picking her up, holding or hugging when it is unwanted Shooting, murder Sexual Forcing intercourse […]
If a child lives criticism, He learns to condemn. If a child lives with hostility, He learns to fight. If a child lives with ridicule, He learns to be shy. If a child lives with shame, He learns to feel guilty. If a child lives with tolerance, He learns to be patient. If a child […]
Yes, you can continue to work. If you have children, you will need to make alternate child care arrangements, as there isn’t childcare available. Shift work can also be accommodated.
Naomi’s Centre has one wheelchair accessible unit that includes washroom facilities and an elevator that reaches the other levels in the house. However, depending on the nature of your disability and the availability of this unit, you will need to speak to staff to determine if this would meet your needs.
Yes. We try our best to meet your individual needs and discuss this weekly at our residents meeting when we prepare our menu plan for the week. Please let staff know what you require.
The length of each woman’s stay is determined by individual need.
No. Naomi’s Centre provides a safe and comfortable place for women coping with abuse. You may choose to stay or leave at any time. Some women prefer to come in to talk with a counsellor, get resources, support and then return home. Staff at the shelter will respect a your right and ability to make […]
Naomi’s Centre is a shelter where women who have experienced any type of abuse can come for support, resources and a safe place to reside. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and the counsellors welcome women to call and /or come at any time, day or night. The services are […]