As we’re sure you’re aware, Ontario will once again be entering lockdown as of December 26th. We wanted to stress that during this time, as always, our doors will be open, and lines of communication will be active. We know that COVID-19 has disproportionately effected those experiencing gender-based violence. Many will face increased relationship stress, isolation, feel unsafe, experience harm during this time. We ask that you reach out to your friends, neighbours, colleagues and families and make sure they’re doing ok.
WRRC’s doors are open. Our commitment to serving women and children our community in a safe way remains unwavering. If you or someone you know is experiencing gender-based violence, please encourage them to reach out. Our 24/7 support line is available, and we can deliver many of our services virtually. Our shelter remains open while following all provincial safety guidelines and protocols.
We’re sorry that as a community we’re are going through this, again (and especially during this season). If you want to help, or support us – consider sharing this post. The more we connect as a community, the less isolated we all feel, the better.