Family Violence Prevention Month

Did you know that The Hub Family Resource Centre has been involved in The Family Violence and Coordinating Council since 2011? The Family Violence and Coordinating Council is a collaborative partnership of agencies who support our region’s ability to recognize, respond, and prevent family violence and abuse. The counsel’s vision is to create a safe and healthy community free of family violence and abuse. Members include, Waypoints, Probation with the Government of Alberta, Child and Family Services, YMCA Supports 4 Wellness, Some Other Solutions, Alberta Health Services, and the RCMP just to name a few!

Mayor Donald Scott proclamated November Family Violence Prevention Month in our region and purple is worn to show support and to spread awareness for the cause. You may have seen staff at the Hub Family Resource Centre wearing purple and purple ribbons all month.

The Hub offers services for families that have experienced domestic abuse and/or custody and access issues including Safe Exchange and Safe Visitation. Safe Visitation provides a comfortable setting for visits to occur between a parent and child. Safe Visitation is also utilized by families where there have been concerns of child abuse or substance use. Safe Exchange Services enables a child to transition from one parent to another without having parents come into contact with one another. No referral is necessary for either of these services. If you are interested in learning more about Family Access Services please call 780.750.7416 dial 7 then extension 1.

To get involved in Family Violence Prevention Month you can wear purple, use the hashtags #gopurpleAB and #violencefreeRMWB, and start a conversation with a friend, loved one or stranger to spread awareness and prevent violence.

If you or someone you know is experiencing Domestic Violence please call the Crisis Line at 780.743.1190 or the appropriate authorities RCMP: 780.788.4000 and/or Child and Family Services: 780.743.7416.