Hamilton 24hr Crisis Lines:
• Inasmuch House 905-529-8600 • Fem-aide 1-877-336-2433 • Good Shepherd 905-523-6277 • SACHA 905-525-4162 •
• Native Women's Centre 1-888-308-6559 • COAST (mental health) 905-972-8338 • Hamilton Interval House 905-387-8881 •

About cass

34y/o single mother of one. A survivor of Domestic Violence; an advocate for change to the current Canadian legal system -- stronger sentencing for perpetrators of DV crimes. I believe in advocacy as a means to change. I believe in using your voice to make a difference. I believe in standing up for what is right and standing up for those who can't. I believe in educating young girls and boys of the future generations that there is always a choice and that violence is not the right choice. "Be the change you wish to see in the world" -- Gandhi.

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Guest Blog — New Year’s Resolutions

We've had a number of fellow survivors stepping forward looking to share their thoughts and insights, and so 2015 plans to be a year of many voices. To start us off, here is our first Guest Blog post here at 1 in Four:

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As a Woman I am Empowered by…

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic

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Connect Engage Empower

RedBook collaborative launch party!

August 12th we hosted a launch party along with Information Hamilton to unveil our new Community Links page , being maintained through an amazing custom plug-in designed and implemented by RedBook .

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1 in Four

Connect, Engage, Empower

Fostering exchange to support individuals affected by domestic violence

1 in Four: the domestic violence project invites you to join women, survivors, service providers and community members in Hamilton to celebrate our 2-year anniversary as we launch our new resource database in collaboration with Information Hamilton. 1 in Four

When: August 12 at 2 p.m.

Where: 5 th floor, Hamilton Public Library, Central location ( 55 York Blvd. )

What: Find out how our new resource database can support your work in eradicating domestic violence.

Keynote by: Jessica Prominski of Hollaback Hamilton , a movement dedicated to ending street harassment using online and mobile technology.

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9th Annual International Marketplace

Hosted by Immigrant Women's Center, Immigrant Culture & Art Association and Downtown Hamilton Business Improvement Area, this is a great

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James North Art Crawl

November 8th Art Crawl

1 in Four will be part of a table for the November 8th James North Art Crawl. We have been invited to join Good Shepherd as they host an artistic display

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Be gentle with yourself

Be gentle with yourself

You may have read in a previous blog that the Founders of 1 in Four met two summers ago at a summer camp for women survivors of violence (and their

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What makes a woman?

What makes a woman?

When looking for symbolic representation of women, I started thinking about the stereotypical images we use to portray women in North American culture.

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Work in Progress

Changes happening!

Just a quick note this morning:  1 in Four is going through a face-lift. The process will happen live over the next few days, so if you come to the site

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Calming - relaxation training

Stress much?

The thing about having an organization that is run entirely on a Volunteer basis, is that when someone gets busy with unexpected things in the rest of

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