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$175K Raised To Build Toronto’s First Shelter for Male Victims of Domestic Violence

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Do remember that organization that put up that controversial and maybe slightly misleading billboard about spousal abuse towards men? Well, if not, that organization is the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE), and they are well on their way to funding the building of a facility to give aid to men who are victims of spousal abuse. There is no point in debating who is abused more and in more violent ways. Women definitely take the cake on that one, but it is good to know that there are places accessible for men who are not often seen as victims of these sorts of abuses. Why a facility can’t give aid to both men and women who are victims of abuse, I’m not entirely sure, but below is the most recent press release from CAFE about their fundraising for their new facility (the first of it’s kind in a North American metro city).


CAFETORONTO, ONTARIO — (November 20, 2017) Glen’s wife hit him, assaulted his genitals and attacked him with weapons. Finally, he reached out for help. Police dismissed his allegations and no agencies were willing to support him. Glen was trapped between an abusive partner and homelessness.

In response to dozens of similar stories, a fundraising campaign is now underway to make Toronto the first metropolitan city in North America offering a family shelter dedicated to male victims of domestic violence – and their children.

Prominent men’s issues charity Canadian Association for Equality has now raised over $175,000 toward its $250,000 fundraising goal.

The charity is currently running a $50,000 GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to complete the final leg of its fundraising. The campaign will conclude on December 31st and if successful the shelter will be opened as early as 2018.

“Imagine you and your child live each day in fear of violence, but no one believes you because you’re a man,” said CAFE Executive Director Justin Trottier. “That is the situation for thousands of fathers in Canada every year, and for over 400 men in Toronto that reached out to us in desperation this year alone.”

Single father families are the fastest growing family form in Canada. Yet while the caregiving role of dads quickly expands, fathers who are suffering violence in the home still have no safe place designed for them and their children.

CAFE has been operating a thriving men’s health and social service facility, the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, for the last three years in Toronto. It opened a sister office in Ottawa this fall.

Information on the Campaign is available at https://www.gofundme.com/abusedmenshelter/

 

 

Toronto would be the first metropolitan city in North America with such a facility
TORONTO, ONTARIO — (November 20, 2017) Glen’s wife hit him, assaulted his genitals and attacked him with weapons. Finally, he reached out for help. Police dismissed his allegations and no agencies were willing to support him. Glen was trapped between an abusive partner and homelessness.
In response to dozens of similar stories, a fundraising campaign is now underway to make Toronto the first metropolitan city in North America offering a family shelter dedicated to male victims of domestic violence – and their children.
Prominent men’s issues charity Canadian Association for Equality has now raised over $175,000 toward its $250,000 fundraising goal.
The charity is currently running a $50,000 GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to complete the final leg of its fundraising. The campaign will conclude on December 31st and if successful the shelter will be opened as early as 2018.
“Imagine you and your child live each day in fear of violence, but no one believes you because you’re a man,” said CAFE Executive Director Justin Trottier. “That is the situation for thousands of fathers in Canada every year, and for over 400 men in Toronto that reached out to us in desperation this year alone.”
Single father families are the fastest growing family form in Canada. Yet while the caregiving role of dads quickly expands, fathers who are suffering violence in the home still have no safe place designed for them and their children.
CAFE has been operating a thriving men’s health and social service facility, the Canadian Centre for Men and Families, for the last three years in Toronto. It opened a sister office in Ottawa this fall.
Information on the Campaign is available at https://www.gofundme.com/abusedmenshelter/