FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(REGINA, SASKATOON: August 15, 2019) Saskatchewan has the unfortunate distinction of having the highest rate of domestic violence among the Canadian provinces.
To address this concern, three provincial organizations – the Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS), the Saskatchewan SPCA, and STOPS to Violence – have joined together in an effort to make our province safer for humans and pets by launching the Working to End Violence 50/50 Lottery.
Proceeds from this 50/50 lottery will support our collective efforts to address interpersonal violence and animal abuse in Saskatchewan through the publication of
Getting Out: A Process Learned from the Courage and Wisdom of Survivors.
Getting Out is a planning tool for those looking to be safe and leave an abusive relationship. This guide will be available in both print and electronic formats and will be made available to Saskatchewan community service providers to support people who are experiencing interpersonal violence.
Tickets prices are 1 ticket for $10, 4 tickets for $20, 25 tickets for $50, or 100 tickets for $100. To purchase tickets, visit www.violencelink.ca/5050.
The Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) is the member association for twenty-one member agencies that provide intimate partner violence services across Saskatchewan. Our members are women’s shelters (also known as domestic violence shelters, safe shelters, transition houses, or interval houses), second stage shelters, and counselling centres that offer counselling and support to survivors of IPV.
About the Saskatchewan SPCA:
Since 1928, the Saskatchewan SPCA has been working to prevent animal cruelty and promote the humane treatment of animals. As the provincial voice on animal welfare, we help build safer, healthier communities. In cooperation with our partners, we raise awareness of the impact of family violence on both humans and animals.
About STOPS to Violence:
Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions (STOPS) to Violence is a province wide network drawing on partnerships, information sharing, and education to promote healthy relationships and build strong, peaceful communities. The STOPS Network is made up of community organizations, government partners, service providers, and individuals from across the province of Saskatchewan.