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Women returning to abuser…no room at shelters.

“The National Center on Family Homelessness reports some 50 percent of homeless women cite domestic abuse as the reason they are living on the streets.” She was safe with her brother but chose to return so she wouldn’t lose graduation credits. “I had four credit hours left before finishing my bachelor’s degree,” Serenko says. She could go back to the same college as her abuser or transfer to another school and risk losing many of the credits she’d earned.” Why she went back. Read her story. She had two children … Continue reading

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Male aggression. Controlling it…female style with defensive skills.

Excerpt from “Wyoming Secrets.” Female defensive skills. Penelope and Rebecca are at a dance club with their girlfriends, enjoying a girls’ night out. “While eating, two guys came over and asked them to dance. Between mouthfuls, Rebecca said, “Thanks fellas, but no, this is a girl’s night out, maybe some other time.” The men persisted, trying to coax at least one of the women to join them on the dance floor. The foursome’s refusal seemed to fuel the-would-be suitors and they kept on and on until finally Rebecca stood up. … Continue reading

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Decision to leave your abuser is made. Where is your money?

Money. Where is yours? You have decided to leave your abuser but for years he has controlled your joint account. Where are the account numbers or passwords to access your money. How can you obtain this an other information necessary for a fresh start? Domestic Shelters offers tips on money matters Please share, anonymously, any advice or tips for women seeking financial stability when they leave. Tips on how to obtain the necessary information.

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Surviving Valentine’s Day.

Survive Valentine’s Day. Love yourself. Treat yourself. Honor your contribution to the world. Here’s how. If you are just out of an abusive relationship or have been recuperating for some time, February 14 can be stressful, creating anxiety over what could have been and what you don’t have, a healthy relationship. “For those who have lived through abuse, Valentine’s Day can be a triggering holiday. After all, it feels like there are nothing but happy, smiling couples abound on this day, holding hands and celebrating their seemingly perfect relationships.” Domestic … Continue reading

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Money! Don’t stay because of it. Leave & be free with it.

“…start by accepting responsibility for where you are and then make some changes. These changes to your life are not the end of your life. They are alterations that in the long run, will give you a better relationship to money and more financial freedom.” “We attach our entire life, our ego, our social status and our existence to money. If we have money we are successful, we lead a fun and desirable life and have material things that make us worthy. We fear losing money over everything else; we … Continue reading

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Assault Survivors. How can you help when they aren’t ready?

“Your sister/best friend/coworker/neighbor discloses to you that he or she is having “relationship difficulties.” With a bit more digging, you come to learn these difficulties are actually domestic abuse—psychological, emotional, verbal, sexual — there may even be physical violence occurring. Your heart drops and your anger level rises. You jump into advice-giving mode: This is what you’re going to do now, you say, and you begin counseling your friend on how to leave their partner.” Domestic Shelters. Educate, Listen & Support, Reassure & Remind Read Sue Villilo, CHOICES for Victims … Continue reading

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“Don’t worry, be happy!” But can we? Should we always be happy?

“Here’s a piece of Canadian trivia for you: Canada ranks among the highest consumers of antidepressants in the world. Yes, it’s true. Even here at GSC, our data shows that we pay more money in claims for antidepressants than any other type of medication – year after year after year.” Bobby McFerrin singing, “Don’t worry, be happy!” “Think about it. Everyone wants to be happy, right? As a society, we increasingly hold happiness up as a fundamental human right. Whether in our jobs, our marriages, our families and friendships, we … Continue reading

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Kamloops, British Columbia YWCA Women’s shelter thanks you.

Thank you from me personally and from the women receiving shelter and protection at the Kamloops YWCA Women’s Shelter Kamloops YWCA. My December royalty cheque for “Wyoming Secrets” and “30,000 Secrets” went to them to assist in their operation in offering safety and regrouping to sexual and domestic assault survivors. “Kamloops YWCA @KamloopsY December 1st the kids at the Y Women’s Shelter wake up to a Christmas house and this year Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang have shown up! Holidays are a stressful time of year please donate and … Continue reading

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Sexual assaults on university campuses.

University of British Columbia Sexual Assault Need to talk? Support is available. You can drop by during centre hours or schedule an appointment with us via phone (604-827-5180) and email (http://amssasc.ca/contact-us/)UBC Sexual Assault Support contacts. We can help with the following: Sexual assault Sexual abuse in childhood Intimate partner violence or relationship violence Stalking Harassment Isolation and hazing Self care and coping strategies Boundaries and assertiveness Safety planning University of British Columbia Sexual Assault Support Centre We shouldn’t need a definition of sexual assault but a quick perusal of social … Continue reading

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“What the hell do you know..” Lady Gaga. Until it happens to you.

“What the hell do you know until it happens to you?” Lady Gaga BELIEVE ME YOU WILL HEAR ME I AM WORTHY I LOVE MYSELF ONE IN FIVE COLLEGE WOMEN WILL BE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED THIS YEAR UNLESS SOMETHING CHANGES If you want to be part of making a social change and move us all forward in equality and decency, view Lady Gaga’s video and share your reaction below. Lady Gaga explains, “What the hell do you know..” in her video Thanks to Lady Gaga and The Hunting Ground productions for … Continue reading

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