Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Shelter finds success in second year

Eva's House has helped 12 families rebuild their lives in past 12 months

Alistair Burns' latest story details the success of Eva's House, a women's shelter that helps women and families rebuild their lives:
Domestic abuse comes in many shapes and sizes; it is sometimes physical, but it can also be verbal or financial. In the Archdiocese of Vancouver, the call to assist abused women and children has been answered by Domestic Abuse Services.

DAS, a registered non-profit organization founded in 1995, has set up Eva's House, a Catholic safe house in the Lower Mainland offering a safe haven to women and their children fleeing domestic violence.

"Domestic abuse is what I call a silent killer. People still turn a blind eye to it, not wanting to get involved or stating it isn't their business. We cannot and must not ignore it," said Janet Kilby, the new DAS president elected in February.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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