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VictimLinkBC (British Columbia) staff provide emotional and crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including...


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Vancouver Island Crisis Line offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone, text message (SMS) and online...


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Crisis Centre of BC is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support over phone and online chat. We are here to...


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Free, confidential and non-judgmental emotional support is provided from 8:00am to midnight, seven days a week, with our...


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Youth Crisis Line provides 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We support youth...


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Crisis Centre Distress Youth Chat provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by online chat. We support youth...


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Crisis Centre Distress Phone Service Senior's Distress provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We...


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Abuse and domestic violence hotlines are available in British Columbia, Canada

Domestic violence is the act of controlling or dominating a spouse, partner, boyfriend/girlfriend or family member. The abuse doesn't have to be physical – it may be emotional, sexual, verbal or financial in nature.

Setting free from an abuser may feel impossible. You are probably terrified and feel trapped. However, many victims of abuse and domestic violence have made it. With the help of 16 hotlines in British Columbia, Canada that support with abuse and domestic violence, you can live without having to endure these symptoms of abuse:

  • Fear of your partner/family member much of the time
  • Feeling like you can’t do anything right for your partner/family member
  • Being forced to have sex or perform other sexual activities that you don’t want to
  • You are being isolated from friends and family members
  • Your partner/family member is acting excessively jealously
  • Your partner/family member blames you for how they behave
  • Being exposed to intimidation and coercion
  • Any form of physical harm (hitting, slapping, strangling, kicking, burning, cutting)

Victims of abuse and domestic violence can be in a difficult position. They once had (or still have) love for the abuser. On the other hand, they are constantly exposed to harm from someone who should love them back. This can feel puzzling and scary.

There is no universal recipe for setting free from abuse and domestic violence. However, know that many women, children, and men in British Columbia, Canada have made it. The first step in the process is opening up to a trusted and understanding person. Then, you can find your way out.

Consider contacting a helpline in British Columbia, Canada for free, confidential help with abuse and domestic violence today.


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