November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month

 1 in 2 women have been sexually or physically abused.
Show your support for ending violence against women by purchasing and wearing a purple scarf or tie.

Every November Mission Services participates in the Wrapped in Courage campaign organized by Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses. This annual campaign supports Violence Against Women (VAW) Shelters by raising awareness about woman abuse and prevention across the province. We are selling purple scarves and ties. 100% of the proceeds support our VAW Shelter, Inasmuch House.

We are sold out of scarves and ties at Mission Services.

You can still purchase them from our community partner:
Westcliffe Home Hardware

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about getting involved with this campaign,

please contact us:

call 905.528.4211 or email

Thank you to our 2019 supporters:

Aldershot Home Hardware

Canadian Federation of University Women- Hamilton

Westcliffe Home Hardware

Zonta Club of Hamilton 1

Special Thanks to:

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation- District 21

Violence Against Women Statistics

– On average, every six days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.
– On any given day, more than 3,000 Canadian women (along with their children) sleep in emergency shelters to escape domestic violence.

– Half of Canadian women have experienced at least one incidence of physical or sexual violence since the age of sixteen
– Every year 360,000 children in Canada are exposed to domestic violence.

– Every minute of every day, a woman or child in Canada is sexually assaulted.

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, contact us at 905-529-8600.