Battered Women’s Support Services responds to over 11,000 requests for services annually. Many women who experience violence are mothers.

  • As many as 1 in 4 women experience physical and/or sexual violence during pregnancy which increases the likelihood of having a miscarriage, still birth and abortion.
  • 5 children in every Canadian school classroom have witnessed their mother’s abuse by a father or father figure.

“I witnessed my father beating my mother. Now as a new father, I am responsible. Violence will not be my legacy. Thank you Battered Women’s Support Services for helping my mom.” – David

This Mother’s Day, honour the mothers and grandmothers in your life by giving the gift of safety. Because safety changes everything.