Family Violence Project
Committed to breaking the cycle of violence
You are not alone.
You Are Not Alone
The Family Violence Project of Waterloo Region is a collaborative of agencies that provides wrap-around, seamless services to victims of domestic violence – all from a single location.
It takes enormous courage on the part of a victim to just come through one door and ask for help let alone to navigate a myriad of services scattered throughout the community.
By entering one door at 400 Queen Street South in Kitchener, victims connect with a person they can trust who will guide them through a number of services all in a caring and supportive environment.
Services such as police trained to deal with family violence, personal counselling for adults and children, assistance with developing safety plans, shelters, crisis/medical support for sexual assault, financial counselling, children’s services, support groups, outreach services to the community, legal services, specialized elder abuse services, rural outreach services and specialized programs – all under one roof.
Our Services Include
Elder Abuse Services
Counselling for Adults and Children
Assistance with Safety Plans
Medical/Crisis Support for Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence
Child Safety and Support Services
Family Violence Project Statistics
Waterloo Regional Police Services respond to approximately 6000 domestic incidents on a yearly basis. This translates into an investigation every one hour and 27 minutes.
One third of all Family & Children’s Services cases are related to domestic violence
The highest risk factor for a woman who is a victim of domestic violence is pending or actual separation.