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Stopping The Violence

The Stopping the Violence Program (STV) provides counselling services for women who have experienced abuse and/or violence. Counselling is provided to women who are in, or have been in, an abusive relationship or who are survivors of sexual violence - either a recent assault or historical abuse - and who reside between McLure and Blue River.

The STV counsellor in Clearwater is Ava Perraton.
Ava can be reached at 250 674-2600.

STV counselling is provided in Barriere by Grace Baker.
Grace can be reached at 250 672-9773.

  • The program operates from a feminist perspective and provides a non-judgmental, supportive and safe environment for women to explore their experience and deal with the impact of violence and abuse
  • The focus is on increasing safety and empowerment through validation, education and exploration

We recognize that abuse can take many forms. These may include physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse and can range from verbal intimidation and threats through stalking and assault.

The Stopping the Violence counsellor provides specific services that facilitate public education through:

  • Individual and/or group counselling services for women
  • Referrals to other agencies/services where appropriate
  • Public education to the community regarding the impact and dynamics of abuse and power imbalances in our society that lead to women being exposed to abuse or violence

YCS counselling and support services are free of charge. No referral is necessary. The STV program is funded by the Ministry of Justice.