The Abuse Response and Prevention network is one way that Mennonite Central Committee Canada works nationally to address the realities of interpersonal violence and assist those in need.
MCC B.C. End Abuse Program
Women’s Support Groups
Love is meant to be supportive. But what happens when you are hurt by the one you love?
This support group will help you understand your relationship in valuable new ways.
Drawing on your own wisdom and the wisdom of women who share your experience, End Abuse groups will help you find the answers you’ve been looking for in a safe, confidential environment. Groups begin fall, winter, and spring.
- Phase 1: Understanding Abuse
- Phase 2: The Healing Journey
- Phase 3: Connections – Dealing with shame, developing resilience
- Phase 4: The Return Home.
*Phases 1-3 are ten weeks and begin in Fall, Winter, and Spring; Phase 4 is 24 weeks over three seasons. Preregistration is required
Home Improvement: Men’s Support and Accountability Group
Home Improvement is a support group for men who have harmed others in their intimate relationship. It is a program of support for men who wish to learn healthier ways of being in relationship. It is based in Abbotsford.
Core Beliefs and Values:
- Safety for women, men, and children
- Compassion and respect for all
- Equality of value, deservedness, capacity and worth
- Relationship-centered group
- Belief that change is possible.
The group meets for 2 ½ hours weekly for 15 weeks and begins in the Fall and late Winter. Pre-registration is required.
MCC Manitoba Abuse Response & Prevention
- Offers workshops and resources to churches and organizations on healthy boundaries & relationships, sexual harm and domestic abuse, trauma-informed ministry, supporting people in situations of harm, etc. Click here for a list of workshops this program offers.
- Provides consultation and assistance to faith communities, families, or individuals experiencing or responding to a situation of abuse.
MCC Saskatchewan Peacebuilding Program
- Provides resources and workshops to congregations and organizations on trauma-informed practices, healthy boundaries, experiences of grief & loss, and supporting people in situations of harm.
- The program works with church groups to equip congregations in safe church practices and policy development.
MCC Ontario Restorative Justice Program
- Facilitates The Active Bystander (TAB) workshop which teaches participants how to best intervene when they witness violating or disrespectful behaviour.
This website is part of our efforts to raise awareness on topics related to family violence, sexual violence, clergy sexual abuse, and healthy boundaries and relationships . We hope that whether you have experienced abuse, or are wanting to lend a hand in support for those who have been abused, you will find useful information, timely encouragement, and specific tools at this site.
Mennonite Central Committee, a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God’s love and compassion with all in the name of Christ, by responding to basic human needs, and working for peace and justice.
MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another, and creation.