Local Shelter Marking Day Of Action By Reminding Women There is Help Out There

National Day of Remembrance and Action Used as a Reminder There is Help Out There

A local shelter is marking a grim anniversary by extending a hand.

” …there is a way out and we will help them every step of the way.”

Many organizations and individuals are taking time today to recognize it as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Ceremonies held at the OPP headquarters, and Georgian College, while a vigil is planned for Barrie City Hall tonight, all in remembrance of the 14 women murdered at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique twenty-nine years ago today.

Signage displayed at the 2017 vigil showing the names of those women lost in the Ecole Polytechnique attack

Kelly Letourneau with the Women’s and Children’s Shelter of Barrie says today also serves as a reminder to women there is help. “We certainly want to send a message to all women living in a violent situation that there is help available. They can certainly reach out to our shelter here in Barrie, they can visit our website, they can call our crisis line 24-hours a day. What we want women to know is that there is a way out and we will help them every step of the way.”

Visit the Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie website for more information, or call the 24-hour hotline at (705)728-2544. The Women’s Shelter also provides advice on how to cover your tracks when visiting such sites.