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Family violence can have a serious impact on a child, youth, elder or family member, and there are several options available for the support and protection of children and families.
- If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse or family violence, call your local Community Justice Outreach Worker, Community Social Services Worker, or Family Services office for support and counselling.
- If you suspect a child is experiencing family violence, it is everyone's duty to report cases of abuse or suspected abuse to your local Family Services office or RCMP detachment.
- If you are a child experiencing abuse or neglect, reach out to a community member, community group, social worker or other trusted adult.
- In an emergency, call your local RCMP detachment. If there are children in the home, a social worker will always accompany the RCMP.
Family Violence Shelters
There are five Family Violence Shelters for people who are fleeing abuse and family violence. If there is a shelter in your community, visit the shelter directly or ask your local Community Social Services Worker for a referral to a shelter in a nearby community.
Nunavut operates shelters in the following communities:
- Cambridge Bay, St. Michael’s Crisis Shelter: (867) 983-5232
- Iqaluit, Qimavvik Shelter: (867) 979-4500
- Kugaaruk Family Violence Centre: (867) 769-6100
- Kugluktuk Women's Crisis Centre: (867) 982-3210
- Rankin Inlet, Kataujaq Society Shelter: (867) 645-2214
If there is no Family Violence Shelter in your community, your Community Social Services Worker or Community Justice Outreach Worker will accompany you to the nearest place of safety.
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Reach out to your community members and community groups for additional support and resources. For general information on family violence, healthy relationships, shelters and other support services, contact:
Family Violence Specialist
Children and Family Services Division
Department of Family Services