Domestic violence is a big problem in our community. As the saying goes, ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ In the case of domestic violence, it will take a bigger village to address this phenomenon that is ravaging our society.
Our community requires bespoke help that is centred around our faiths, culture and values as well as the Canadian system, and Ruth’s House provides that.
From experience, we have realized that a lot of domestic violence victims find it difficult to interface with government agencies and regulatory authorities due to their unfamiliarity with the “Western system” which is different from African culture. This has led to many victims remaining in an abusive situation, rather than seeking help that is available to them. It is therefore imperative to have a body that advocates and acts as a liaison between the system and the victim to help them fully understand their rights and the remedies available to them. Our community is composed of hundreds of ethnic groups, each with its own traditional value systems of protecting the family institution that requires understanding, support, and community engagement on all levels to create a safe haven for all.
Ruth’s House provides essential tools at a most-needed time for survivors of domestic violence, children, families, friends, and the community at large.
Counselling & Therapy
Temporary Safe Housing
Family & Community Education
Community Outreach Programs
Legal Support System
Ruth’s House works with community leaders, agencies and families together to provide a full range of support.
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