Community Report on Violence Against Women in Northumberland County
Published by Thrive Northumberland Coalition to End Violence
Thrive: Northumberland Coalition to End Violence Against Women (Thrive) is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services with a mandate to improve local systems so that women and their children can live without the threat of violence. It does this by coordinating a weekly drop-in hub where women can receive immediate help from various service providers at one time.
The purpose of this report card is to provide the community with a snapshot of the response to the issue of violence against women (VAW) in Northumberland County, Ontario. The snapshot examines data and insight collected from 13 Coalition agencies for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. It also analyzes survey results from 36 women with lived experience and relevant secondary research from the 20,000 Homes Campaign and Northumberland County Health Links’ Review of Frequent Hospital Emergency Room (ER) Use. The research and analysis was completed by the Thrive Project Consultant and overseen by the project’s Knowledge Advisory Committee, which consisted of the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre, and Peterborough AIDS Resource Network.