Ottawa women's shelters overwhelmed by more than 50 requests a day: report
By Shelley Page, The Ottawa Citizen, August 17, 2009
OTTAWA - In Ottawa each day more than 50 calls are made by abused women seeking shelter.
Last year, Ottawa's seven women's shelters received more than 18,600 phone calls for service.
These statistics are among the findings found inHidden from Sight: A look at the prevalence of Violence Against Women in Ottawa.
The report, released on Monday by the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, paints a picture of abuse and sexual violence within relationships and homes. (...)