First, appreciating the similarities and second, respecting the differences.
With Collaboration Change Is Possible.
If you or someone you know needs help dealing with family violence, call. There is always someone who wants to help.
The FVI is a stakeholders group in Whitecourt, Alberta. It began in 2004 with the mandate that it is necessary to reduce the incidence of family violence through awareness, support, referral and intervention. There are many agencies involved in the FVI including Wellspring Family Resource and Crisis Centre, Alberta Health Services – Addiction and Mental Health, Northern Gateway School Division, North Central Alberta Child and Family Services, McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association, Town of Whitecourt, RCMP, Victim Services, Boys and Girls Club, Alberta Works. Partners meet monthly to collaborate on events and discuss current trends/community issues.
The FVL works in partnership with the RCMP and Crown Prosecutors to provide support to domestic violence calls/files that are channelled through the RCMP. Their role is to provide a coordinated community response to Family Violence in Whitecourt. The FVL assists victims through the court system, while providing appropriate referrals to resources and supports.
The Domestic Abuse Resource Hub can help you find information and resources about domestic abuse, which is sometimes called domestic violence, intimate partner violence, dating violence or family violence. We define domestic abuse as a pattern of actions used to harm, exploit or control another, making them feel isolated, dependent or afraid. Experiences of abuse are unique and can be hard to identify.
The Domestic Abuse Resource Hub was developed through the collaboration of Sagesse and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta. The Hub is fully owned and operated by Sagesse.
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