November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario.

Communities across Ontario will be joining with Chatham Kent Women’s Centre to raise the flag to end-gender based violence!

For the 9th year, the Wrapped in Courage campaign is mobilizing Violence Against Women (VAW) shelters across Ontario to remind everyone that now more than ever, violence continues to be the greatest gender inequality rights issue for women and girls.

Throughout the month of November we ask Ontarian’s to wear a Purple Scarf to show support for survivors who’ve had to endure gender-based violence in their homes, communities and workplaces. The purple scarf is a symbol of the courage it takes to seek support and safety from violence.

"Shine The Light" Campaign

November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month

The campaign originated out of the London Women’s Centre with communities participating across the province. The Shine The Light campaign promotes the use of the colour purple – long associated with domestic violence awareness.
The Chatham Kent Women’s Centre encourages organizations, business, churches, schools and individuals across Chatham-Kent to incorporate purple into their lives during the month of November by illuminating their offices and homes with purple lights.
Please note that purple bulbs and lights are available at the CK Women’s Centre for $10.00 each.
The annual Shine The Light campaign is a way for everyone to participate and spread awareness about domestic violence and how it negatively impacts thousands of individuals and families across our community.

"I Believe" Campaign

Throughout the years the holiday season has been a special time providing our women and children in need an opportunity to feel the generosity and caring of the community. The “I Believe” Campaign was developed to recognize hope and belief that things can get better.



CRISIS LINE: 519-354-6360
TOLL FREE: 1-800-265-0598

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Order Form & Payment

Please download and complete the Shine the Light™ Merchandise Order Form (below) and submit to

Payment by cash or cheque (made out to Chatham Kent Women’s Centre).

Items will be available for pick up every Tuesday from 12pm to 4 pm at the Chatham Kent Women’s
Centre (20 Sandys St, Chatham).

Shine the  Light™ Merchandise Order Form





The Chatham Kent Women’s Centre is a not for profit organization that exists to support women and children who are facing violence by providing shelter, advocacy, counselling and public education in a non-judgmental and empowering fashion and to model non-violent and respectful behaviour and relationships.

Chatham Kent Women’s Centre provides a continuum of services and a holistic approach to help women and children escape violence and rebuild their lives. We don’t just heal wounds behind locked doors; we nurture families from crisis intervention to re-integration into the community with programs providing emotional support, practical help and life skills.

What is Abuse?

Abuse doesn’t have to leave a mark. Learn what constitutes abuse and what to do if you’re living with an abuser.


Residential department offers 24-hour residential service to women and their children in a safe, confidential environment.


We provide immediate crisis counseling & support, individual & group counseling opportunities in a confidential, non-judgmental fashion.

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