If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 for immediate assistance.
Domestic violence (DV) is not an isolated event but is a pattern of a variety of abusive acts occurring over the course of a relationship. Although not all components of DV are criminal, they all interact with each other and can have profound physical and emotional effects on the victim. Both men and women can be victims of DV. However, it is widely acknowledged that women are the majority of persons affected by this type of violence. It may also be referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse, or relationship abuse.
DV can appear as, or in combination with, any of the following abusive behaviours:
Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre: 519-453-6360
Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre: 519-354-8688
Chatham-Kent Police Service – Intimate Partner Violence Coordinator: 519-436-6600
Changing Ways Partner Assault Response Program: 519-352-0438
Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Line: 1-866-299-7447
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance: 519-352-6400 x 6382
linck – Child, Youth & Family Supports: 519-352-0440
Family Service Kent: 519-354-6221