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Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Programs

Violence is when there is an unlawful exercise of physical force that may result in criminal charges or physical and/or sexual abuse. 

Abuse is when someone in a caring relationship does or says things to gain control over another person by hurting that person or causing feelings such as fear, anxiety, nervousness, guilt, helplessness or worthlessness.

Interpersonal violence and abuse refers to violence and abuse that occurs between people who know each other. It can occur within or outside a family setting.

Women, men and children can all be victims of interpersonal violence and abuse. Older family members can be abused by their adult children and other caretakers. Interpersonal violence and abuse may take many different forms and include physical abuse, mental and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, intimidation, financial abuse and threat.

Abusive behaviour is rooted in the desire for someone to gain control over another to the advantage of the individual who is gaining control. An abuser may not need to hit or physically harm an individual to gain control over them. Emotional and verbal abuse can have the same impact as physical violence.

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1. Transition Houses

The following women's shelters are funded to provide emergency accommodation and support for women and their children:
  • Regina Transition House - (306) 569-2096
  • Isabel Johnson Shelter, Regina - (306) 525-2141 extension 119
  • Wichihik Iskwewak Safe House (WISH), Regina - (306) 543-0493
  • Moose Jaw Transition House - (306) 693-6511
  • Southwest Safe Shelter, Swift Current - (306) 778-3684 3692
  • Saskatoon Interval House - (306) 244-0185
  • Shelwin House, Yorkton - (306) 783-7233
  • Prince Albert Safe Shelter for Women Inc. - (306) 764-7233
  • Piwapan Women's Centre, La Ronge - (306) 425-3900
  • The Battlefords Interval House Society - (306) 445-2742
  • Lloydminster Interval Home – (306) 875 -0966

For further information, you may also contact:

The Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS)
2505 11th Avenue, Suite 308
Regina, SK S4P 0K6
Phone: 306-522-3515
Fax: 306-522-0830
Email: paths@sasktel.net
Web site: http://www.abusehelplines.org/

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2. Sexual Assault Services

Sexual assault services may include a 24-hour crisis telephone line, direct support and counseling for victims of sexual assault. The following community-based organizations receive funding to provide a range of sexual assault services. Some organizations provide sexual assault services as one component of a broader service:

Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre Inc.
1211 98th Street
North Battleford, SK S9A 0L8
(306) 445-0055
24-hour support line: (306) 446-4444 1-866-567-0055

Envision Counselling and Support Centre Inc.
Box 511
Estevan, SK S4A 2A5
(306) 637-4004
24-hr abuse/sexual assault line: 1-800-214-7083
Weyburn, SK
(306) 842-8821

Lloydminster Sexual Assault and Information Centre Inc.
Box 2033
Lloydminster, SK S9V 1R2
(306) 825-8255
24-hour support line: (306) 825-8255

North East Outreach and Support Services, Inc.
Box 2066
Melfort, SK S0E 1A0
(306) 752-9464
24-hour support line: (306) 752-9455; 1-800-611-6349

The Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit Cooperative Ltd.
Unit C 4050 2nd Avenue West
Prince Albert, SK S6V 0X5
(306) 764-1039
24-hour support line: (306) 764-1011

Regina Sexual Assault Centre Inc.
1830 Mackay Street

Regina, SK S4N 6R4
(306) 522-2777
24-hour support line: (306) 352-0434

South West Crisis Services, Inc.
Box 1102
Swift Current, SK S9H 3X3
(306) 778-3386
24-hour support line: (306) 778-3833 ; 1-800-567-3334

Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre Inc.
506 25th Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 4A7
(306) 244-2294
24-hour support line: (306) 244-2224

West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre Inc.
Box 2235
Kindersley, SK S0L 1S0
(306) 463-6655
24-hour support line

24-hour support line: 1-800-933-6200

Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbors Inc. (SIGN)
Sexual Assault Counseling Program
83 North Street
Yorkton, SK S3N 0G9
(306) 783-9409; (306) 783-9428

For further information, you may also contact:

Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan

215 - 1102 8th

Regina, Saskatchewan S4R 1C9

(306) 757-1941

http://sassk.ca/ 

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3. Family Violence Outreach

Outreach services funded through the Ministry of Justice assist women who may not use a shelter or need help in accessing a shelter or other services. Services may include support to women, children and families in violent or potentially violent circumstances, education on abuse and information about services available in the community.
 
The following community-based organizations receive funding to provide family violence outreach services.   

Family Service Regina Inc.
200-1440 Broadway Ave.
Regina, SK S4P 1T7
306-757-6675

The Moose Jaw Women's Transition Association Inc. 
P.O. Box 1866
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 7N6
306-693-6511

Envision Counselling and Support Centre Inc.
Box 511
Estevan, SK S4A 2A5
306-637-4004
Toll free 24 hour abuse/sexual assault line: 1-800-214-7083

Weyburn, SK
306-842-8821

Yorkton Women in Need Inc.

P.O. Box 1828
Yorkton, Saskatchewan S3N 3R3
306-783-7233

Family Service Saskatoon Inc.
102, 506 - 25 Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 4A7
306-244-0127

West Central Crisis and Family Support Centre Inc.
Box 2235
Kindersley, SK S0L 1S0
306-463-6655

La Ronge Native Women's Council, Inc. 
P.O. Box 888
La Ronge, Saskatchewan S0J 1L0
306-425-3900

Mutual Equity, Trade, and Investments, Inc. 

P.O. Box 158
Archerwill, SK S0E 0B0
306-323-4244

North East Crisis Outreach & Support Services Inc. 
P.O. Box 2066
Melfort, Saskatchewan S0E 1A0
306-752-9464

Hudson Bay and Family Support Centre Inc.
P.O. Box 403
Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan S0E 0Y0
306-865-3064

Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords Inc. 
101 -1231 1101 Street
North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y3
306-445-6960

North West Friendship Centre Inc.
P.O. Box 1780
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan S9X 1Z2
306-236-3766

PARTNERS Family Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 2741
Humboldt, Saskatchewan S0K 2A0
306-682-4135

TFHQ Safe Shelter Inc
Qu'Appelle Haven of Hope
Box 457
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK S0G 1S0
306-332-6881

For further information, you may also contact:

Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions to Violence Inc.     
215-1102 8th Avenue
Regina, SK S4R 1C9
306-565-3199
http://www.stopstoviolence.com/

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4. Laws to Help Victims of Violence and Abuse

The Victims of Interpersonal Violence Act (formerly known as The Victims of Domestic Violence Act)

Saskatchewan Child Abuse Protocol 2014

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