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    Women s help line goes province-wide TORONTO — A help line for assaulted women in Toronto is expanding to address the needs of women across Ontario. For
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      Women's help line goes province-wide



      TORONTO — A help line for assaulted women in Toronto is expanding
      to address the needs of women across Ontario.


      For the last 16 years, "The Assaulted Women's Help Line" has offered
      round-the-clock services in more than 150 languages.

      Each year, the help line receives more than 25,000 calls. Once it
      expands province-wide, organizers expect to field more than 50,000
      calls per year.

      Director of programming, Beth Jordan, says a program like this one is
      needed across Ontario now more than ever.


      "Women province-wide will have access to immediate crisis
      counselling, crisis intervention, support, [and] referrals to
      community-based services," says Jordan.

      She says one in four women in Ontario are now in abusive
      relationships.

      Jordan says the Provincial government granted the help line $4.5
      million in funding to help it go province-wide.

      The toll free number is 1-866-863-0511.




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