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What is Hiatus House?

Hiatus House is a social service agency offering confidential intervention for families experiencing domestic violence.

What Does Hiatus Mean?

A mathematical term that means "break in the circle." Hiatus House is a vital social service agency breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

What is Domestic Violence?

 

  • An increasingly visible social and legal problem wherein women are abused by their partners. One in four women in Ontario are abused:
  • Forms of abuse include:
    • psychological / emotional
    • property and pets
    • physical and sexual

  • A problem with wide-ranging ramifications for the abused woman, her child and partner including:
    • the physical and emotional survival of all individuals within the family or relationship
    • the future of the family as a unit
    • the effect of violence on the children
    • the reluctance and discomfort of revealing the abuse to: family, friends, medical, social agencies, legal and police personnel and members of the clergy
    • the difficulties encountered on leaving home and partner, taking the children and obtaining financial and emotional support as well as housing
    • the obstacles in quickly obtaining legal and social services

 

 

 

Financial Statements

April 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013

April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012

Fiscal 2013 Annual Report

 

 

 

Click below for information on our

November Shine the Light Campaign!

 

 

November 3, 2014 - Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee CONFERENCE

 

         

 

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Accessibility

 

Hiatus House is committed to providing people with disabilities access to agency programs and services in a manner that respects their dignity and independence.

 

Accessibility Policy and Plan

 

 

Ministère du Procureur général - Programmes et services pour les victimes d'actes criminels

Ministère des Services sociaux et communautaires - À propos des services communautaires

 

 

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Phone the Police

911

Record the Names of Police Officers
Attempt to Preserve any Evidence of
the Abuse
Seek Medical Attention