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Listen to Mary’s Story

Updated: Feb 17, 2023

Three years ago, Mary faced isolation, coercive control, and violence at the hands of her abuser. Listen as Mary recounts the day they left. They describe their feelings of arriving at the Ann Elmore Transition House and the supports they received at the Drop-in Women's Resource Centre.

Today they are living a life free from domestic violence and encourages others to reach out for support. Watch this video of their story.

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If in crisis, please phone 250-286-3666, toll-free 1-800-667-2188, or text-only 250-895-1773.

Ask Rose-Ann is meant to offer helpful resources and info about violence against women, homelessness, mental health and/or substance misuse. It may help to hear validation from a violence against women advocate or find a support group of other survivors. Have a question for Ask Rose-Ann? Click here to fill out the anonymous form.

CRNITS depends on the graciousness of current and former clients to share their stories with prospective donors and volunteers. These stories help us raise funds and ensure we can continue serving women in our community for years to come. These stories help other women to relate and connect with our services and are a reminder that you are not alone.

Would you like to share your story or experiences? Click here to fill out the form.

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