Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis has a vision is to see all women and children live free of violence. They offer free shelter, support programs, transitional and housing support, and a 24-hour crisis line. Estella Rosa Irías Girón and Jessica St. Peter join talk to us about living free of violence.
Estella Rosa Irías Girón is a senior counsellor at Women in Crisis in Guelph, Ontario. She has worked there for 2 and a half years but has worked in the area of women’s issues in Canada for more than 25 years. Before that, she was doing the same thing in Guatemala since her early teens. Estella Rosa has two daughters, one son and two grandsons.
Jessica St. Peter, is the current Public Educator at Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis. She coordinates the services and programs directed at the prevention of violence against women and children. She’s been with the agency for just over two years, hired on after completing a degree in gender equality and social justice and a bachelor of education.
Key numbers and contact information:
- http://www.gwwomenincrisis.org/ Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis
- 24 hour crisis or admission to Marianne’s Place 519-836-5710 or 1-800-265-7233
- to book an appointment with a counsellor 519-836-1110
- to request resources or a public education presentation 519-836-1110×234
- the main administrative office is located at 38 Elizabeth Street, Guelph, Ontario
- http://www.sexualassaultsupport.ca/ Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres – Working to end sexual violence against women
- http://www.draw-the-line.ca/ There’s always more than one option for a bystander. Take a stand safely and do something that you feel comfortable with.
- Monday June 25 2012 Women in Crisis celebrates 35 years – by Joanne Shuttleworth http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/local/article/750108–women-in-crisis-celebrates-35-years
- Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane) by Gavin de Becker
Take back the night is at 6:30 pm Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at Marianne’s Park near the Boathouse on Gordon Street in Guelph, Ontario.
What could you do if you get into a situation where you or someone you know feels uncertain and unsafe?
How would you know abuse if you encountered it?
How do you intervene?
Specifically, what do you do or say if you want to intervene?
Why is intervention important?
What happens if you intervene? What happens if you don’t?
What might you do if your child is involved in abuse?
Aired live: Sunday, September 16th, 2012 0800-0900 Eastern Standard Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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