This section contains a variety of resources related to being a victim/survivor of domestic violence. It is designed to help you answer a number of questions that you may have, such as:
Am I a victim/survivor?
How am I being impacted?
What can I do about it?
If you are being abused by an intimate partner, it is normal to experience a wide range of emotions, including feeling overwhelmed, angry, guilty, hurt, sad, scared, or confused. It is important to remember that the abuse is not your fault, and that you are not alone.
In addition to consulting the ‘Get Informed’ section on our website, the following resources can help victims recognize, understand, and respond to abuse in your relationship:
Resources coming soon.
Ending domestic violence in our communities is a team effort. If you are a victim of violence, depending on your needs, you may wish to contact local shelters, outreach programs, helplines, law enforcement, legal aid, or counselling services, among other resources. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
Liberty Lane offers Second Stage Housing for women and their children who have left domestic violence, as well as Outreach Programs for individuals of all genders impacted by domestic violence. To learn more about how Liberty Lane could help you on your journey, visit our Programs page.
To download a list of the resources that we commonly recommend at Liberty Lane, click here.
To download a comprehensive list of support services for victims of abuse in New Brunswick, click here.
To download a directory of services for victims of abuse in First Nations communities, click here.
This section contains a variety of resources for anyone who thinks or knows that they are acting abusively. If you have harmed your partner in any way, the first step is to acknowledge your abusive behaviour and take responsibility. Although change is difficult, it is possible.
Abusive behaviour is all about exerting power and control over someone else. Any other reasons given for abusive behaviour are simply excuses. Abusiveness can only be resolved by dealing with the abusiveness.
Disclaimer: In this section, male pronouns are often used to refer to abusers. This reflects the fact that domestic violence has traditionally been conceptualized as a women’s issue, because women are more statistically more likely to be victimized by males. At Liberty Lane, we recognize that not all abusers are male (and not all victims are female). If you are an abuser who does not identify as male, we still encourage you to take accountability for your actions and reach out for help.