Women victims of domestic violence have rights that are unfortunatly often unknown. We all have the right to safety. Most of the time, shelters for women are able to answer the questions about these rights. Otherwise, they refer to the appropriate resources.
Know, for example, that a victim have the right to be informed of the release of her aggressor, to terminate her lease because of domestic violence or sexual assault or to be accompanied in the legal process.
La Méridienne offers a stay of 6 weeks minimum. However, the duration of the stay can vary according to the needs and the situation of women.
You will be able to take a step back from your situation and meet social workers to identify your needs. They will be able to accompany you and support you in the steps you will take yo regain power over your life. Visit the Services section of our website to learn more.
To ensure the privacy of the shelter, unfortunatly, it is not possible. However, there is always the possibility to meet at a public place close to the shelter.
No, you are free to go out and do your usual activities that you would do usually. Go to work, go to school, visit you friends or family. However, we ask you to respect the organization’s rules and not to compromise the safety of the shelter.
Yes, La Méridienne offers a youth intervention with all children during their stay. They will try to establish a meaningful bond with children to help them overcome the difficulties and consequences related to the family situation.
Visit the Services section of our website to learn more.
Definitly, each woman, alone or with her children has access to a private room.
The common rooms are : the bathrooms, the dining room, the living room, the playroom and the backyard. You can look at the pictures of the house on the homepage.