by Candace Stretch
The realities that women face when they leave an abusive partner can be stark. Women have to cope with finding housing, living on Income Assistance, being a single parent, dealing with the legal system… just to name a few of the challenges! Sometimes these stark realities can make the life they left behind seem less painful than it was, and some women choose to go back.
It is so important for us to leave an open door to women who return to their abusive partners… and to remind women when they walk out our door that they are always welcome back. We work hard to create a warm and non-judgmental environment for women who return to us.
We know that the journey is challenging… and it can take many twists and turns. But we believe that, beyond the challenges, it is possible for women to experience a life of safety and joy.