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 SUPPORT FOR WOMEN EXPERIENCING ABUSE AND ALL FORMS OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, INCLUDING SEXUAL VIOLENCE.



Open Mondays 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Limited staff between 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Call ahead when possible.

Walk-ins and appointments welcome.
Last walk-in or appointment is at 3:15 p.m.
Services free and childcare available.

If walking in, please be aware that wait times may vary.

Call us at:
905-432-SAFE (7233) OR
1-877-SAFE-905


Located at:
707 Simcoe Street South,
Oshawa ON L1H 4K5

Welcome to DRIVEN

DRIVEN provides support for women experiencing abuse and/or gender- based violence by offering:
1. Multiple Services conveniently located under one roof.
2. Help connecting with off-site services.
3. Referrals to other agencies in the community.

 

What Is Abuse?

This behavior is referred to by various names such as:

-    Relationship abuse
-    Women abuse
-    Domestic violence
-    Bullying
-    Gender- based violence

Abuse is an issue of power and control. It involves a person abusing his or her power over another person (or people).
It is not due to anger problems, drinking, or drugs (although these issues may make abuse worse). Abuse is a conscious choice by a person to control another person.

Abuse can be:

  •  Physical

  • Sexual

  • Emotional

  • Psychological

  • Financial

  • Spiritual

Types of gender-based violence and abuse against women:

  • Domestic Violence: Abusive behaviour of a verbal, physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and/or financial nature against a woman committed by her current or past intimate partner or family member.

  • Sexual Violence and Abuse:  Unwanted physical or verbal behaviour of a sexual nature against a woman committed by a current or past intimate partner, family member, friend, acquaintance, or stranger.

  • Elder Abuse: Violent or abusive behaviour towards an older person committed by someone in a position of trust (family, friend, care-giver, etc.).

  • Violence and Abuse: ...of all types, against a woman because she is a woman, committed by an employer, friend,
     acquaintance, or stranger.

 

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DRIVEN
gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Durham Community Foundation's endowment funds.