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What We Do

In July of 2011, Community Living Essex County received funding through Green Shield Canada's Community Giving Program to develop a peer training model for the prevention of abuse of people who have intellectual disabilities.

Partners for the project were Community Living Windsor, Community Living Chatham-Kent, Christian Horizons and Vita Community Living Services.

A Steering Committee consisting of self-advocates and representatives from each agency began to meet in August 2011.

What does Advocates Against Abuse accomplish?

  • Supports advocacy by enabling Self-Advocate Trainers to lead the training sessions
  • Increases collaboration and connections between people supported and service provider agencies
  • Connects different agencies together to provide the same training on abuse prevention
  • Creates a training that is straightforward and easy to understand
  • Provides training to help people to live a safe life without abuse
  • Shares information with people so that they are able to identify different types of abuse
  • Teaches how to report and to know who to report to if someone felt they were being abused