What is Intimate Partner Violence?

Intimate Partner Violence (also known as Domestic Abuse) is any use of physical or sexual force, actual or threatened in an intimate relationship, including emotional/psychological abuse or harassing behaviour.  It happens in all kinds of families, across all abilities ages, classes, ethnicities and sexual orientations.

Heading Ontario Association of Interval & Transition Houses (OAITH)

OAITH is a coalition of first stage emergency women’s shelters, 2nd stage housing organizations and community-based women organizations who work towards ending violence against all women.