Men wanting to stop their use of abuse in personal relationships and choose respect and equality with their partner have an avenue to seek help.
Nanaimo’s Haven Society has started work on a pilot project working with abusive men.
The Men Choose Respect program is 16 group sessions and includes discussions around taking responsibility for the use of abuse against an intimate partner, power imbalances, goal setting and setting targets for preferred behavior.
Interviews for the program start early in the new year. The program is scheduled to begin around the third week of January.
For more information, times and location, please call 250-756-2452 ext. 304.
Haven Society provides services to women and children, youth, and families who have experienced violence.
Every year more than 3,500 women and children in the mid-Vancouver Island area seek support to deal with issues of physical abuse, sexual abuse and violence.
Haven’s programs provide everything from shelter, emotional support, counselling, advocacy, court accompaniment, and most importantly a safe place to begin healing from the abuse.
For more information on Haven Society, please go to www.havensociety.com.