GETTING HELP FOR ABUSED WOMEN HARDER IN RURAL AREA: WSAC 10/6/2017 8:44:23 AM
Getting support if you are a woman living in an abusive situation or experiencing sexual violence is not easy in a rural setting such as Renfrew County and the Ottawa Valley. Jancy Brown of the Women's Sexual Assualt Centre says trekking to the neighbour's house to get help can be quite a distance, and one cannot hop a bus to get away.
The support worker says there are often no secrets in a rural setting and sometimes the person assisting you can even be a relative of the perpetrator. Brown says do not despair, there is someone just a phone call away who believes you.
Call 1- 800-663-3060 Twenty-four/Seven.