Domestic abuse is a term that describes when a person is being hurt or treated badly by a family member or spouse (such as their husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend). Domestic abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological. It is also sometimes called domestic violence or spousal abuse, and is against the law in Canada. There are places to find help and temporary shelter for women and children in Simcoe County if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
If you are a woman in an abusive situation, you can call the Assaulted Women's Helpline, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They have translation and interpretation services in many languages as well.
Call from anywhere in Ontario: 1-866-863-0511