Following the tragic death of Hanadi Mohammed and the serious injuries to her daughter at the hands of her partner, it’s an apportune time to remind residents of the Unsafe at Home Ottawa service. If you know of anyone who may need this service, please pass on the information.
It is a secure text and online chat service for women and members of LGBTQ2S+ communities in Ottawa and Lanark County who may be living through increased violence and abuse at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their personnel provides emotional support, practical advice and referrals using encrypted technology so conversations are confidential and secure.
They can help you:
- Talk about how you’re feeling
- Create a safety plan to reduce your risk of harm
- Get you the services you need for support
- Cope with your situation during this period of physical distancing