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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.
Last walk-in or appointment at 3:15 p.m.


Walk-ins and appointments welcome.
Services free and childcare available.


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


Located at:
1320 Airport Blvd.,
Oshawa ON L1H 7K4
Enter the clinic through the side door
by the playground (east side of building)

 

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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