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Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, multilingual, e-mental health service for young people accessible from any community...


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Find support for abuse and domestic violence from a hotline in Canada

Domestic abuse is any action or behaviour from a partner or spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend or family member that aims to control you. For some, this is physical violence, for others it takes the form of verbal, emotional, sexual or financial abuse.

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 11 hotlines in Canada that support with abuse and domestic violence, you can live without having to endure these symptoms of abuse:

  • Your partner/family member blames you for how they behave
  • Your partner/family member has told you they will commit suicide if you leave
  • Your devices are being monitored or tracked by a partner/family member
  • Being forced to have unsafe sex
  • You are being threatened that your children will be taken away from you
  • Any form of physical harm (hitting, slapping, strangling, kicking, burning, cutting)
  • You are embarrassed for your close ones to see how your partner/family member treats you
  • You feel threatened all the time

You might feel completely alone if you are a victim of abuse and domestic violence. Many people in your position tend to hide what they are experiencing. However, know that it is nothing to be ashamed of. The abuse and everything about it is absolutely not your fault.

There is no universal recipe for setting free from abuse and domestic violence. However, know that many women, children, and men in 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 Canada for free, confidential help with abuse and domestic violence today.


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