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Women’s Place of South Niagara Inc.
PO Box 853 Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6V6|

Phone: 905-356-3933
Fax: 905-356-5522
Web: www womensplacesn.org

Women’s Place of South Niagara

The mission of Women’s Place of South Niagara is to end abuse and violence by empowering women and their children through the provision of safe shelter, counselling and community partnerships. Women’s Place of South Niagara’s purpose in collaborating with the Pecan Initiative is due to our shared mission to end abuse within our community.

Often times the biggest victims of domestic violence are the smallest. Children who are exposed to domestic violence in the home are denied their right to a safe and stable home environment. The findings through The World Health Organization show that children who are exposed to violence in the home may have difficulty learning and limited social skills, exhibit violent, risky and delinquent behaviour, or suffer from depression or severe anxiety. There is a common link between domestic violence and child abuse. Children who grow up in a violent home are more likely to be victims of child abuse. Domestic violence is a form of child abuse.

Women’s Place of South Niagara envisions a community where women and their children live free from abuse and violence. The Child Youth Program at Women’s Place of South Niagara works to promote the well-being of children, improve parent-child relations and prevent abuse and neglect. This is achieved by educating the parent about the scope, nature and consequences of domestic violence and the importance of positive, nurturing parenting; providing direct parent education and advocating for children in the community.

Working collaboratively through building this effective partnership, Women’s Place of South Niagara hopes to assist in creating a community where children live free from abuse. Women’s Place of South Niagara envisions communities fully engaged to provide safety and to give voice to all affected by domestic abuse, while creating the social and digital change necessary to address its root causes.

Violence has no place in a child’s life. Together we, Women’s Place of South Niagara Inc. and PECAN, can give children a brighter and safer future.