Violence Prevention Grey Bruce

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No Wrong Door

project start date: April 12, 2013

Women and men who have concurrent mental health, substance abuse and trauma/abuse issues in their lives have complex needs that often make it difficult for them to find the help they need. The No Wrong Door project began in 2007 as a research and community development process in Grey Bruce with the goal of improving local service delivery for women through coordination and training. A final report with specific areas for change was widely distributed in the region, and has had a significant impact on service coordination. In 2014 the No Wrong Door study was repeated and expanded throughout the southwest region of Ontario with the goal of improving service collaboration.

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Seven communities participated in the study and 115 women and men attended focus groups and brought their expertise forward. 132 service users from mental health, addictions and abuse/trauma organizations completed a survey to identify training and coordination needs. In each community there was a community workshop attended by both focus group participants and service providers where they developed strategies to improve service delivery and coordination. The project ended with a regional workshop to develop regional strategies. The final report is available here.

Current Initiatives

Working Together Protocol

This Protocol outlines what happens when services and providers respond to sexual and domestic violence. It is designed to help service providers work together effectively and for the public to have a clearer understanding of how services and providers respond to sexual and domestic assault situations.

STOP Sexual Violence Survey

In 2017 and 2018, VPGB conducted research about sexual violence prevention in our communities. Read the findings here and join the conversation.

Human Trafficking Committee

The Human Trafficking committee formed in early 2018 to examine and respond to human trafficking in Grey and Bruce counties. Members represent…

Know Me(n) Better

In November 2017, the Men’s Program and its Advisory Committee offered a one-day forum called Know Me(n) Better at the Bayshore Community…

Senior Abuse Network

Grey Bruce Seniors Safety Network In 2015 concerned citizens and service providers came together looking for a way to address the abuse…

Workplace Violence

The Make It Our Business program provides multi-level training to prepare everyone in your workplace to fulfill their roles and responsibilities. Community experts provide support to help you deal with the costs and challenges of domestic violence in the workplace.

No Wrong Door

Women and men who have concurrent mental health, substance abuse and trauma/abuse issues in their lives have complex needs that often make…

Building a Bigger Wave

Building a Bigger Wave is a provincial network of Violence Against Women Coordinating Committees. VPGB is a member and is working to…

Into the Open: Sexual Violence Prevention

In June of 2014 Violence Prevention Grey Bruce struck a sub committee to work with the community on sexual violence prevention in…

Research & Reports

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce has conducted many community based research projects over the years. View historic reports here.

We are leading the way to a safer community.

Our shared vision is an inclusive community where all people live their lives free from all forms of violence and oppression, and have equal access to the best of what the community has to offer.

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