The Today Centre delivers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary response to family violence. It offers a safe place for those affected by domestic violence to access timely, short-term services and support. Additionally, The Today Centre links those affected by domestic violence to medium-term and long-term services and supports in the community that further supports their quality of life.
Vision Statement: A healthy community safe and free of family violence.
Mission Statement: To serve people affected by family violence through collaborative, community wide services.
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The Today Centre co-located partners include:
Elder Abuse Intervention Team
The Elder Abuse Intervention Team is a collaboration of the Edmonton Police Service, The City of Edmonton Community Services, Catholic Social Services and Victorian Order of Nurses. Our mission is to prevent and respond to elder abuse by working in partnership with the community, thereby enhancing the well being of older adults. EAIT provides a two-fold response to elder abuse. There is a proactive approach through community development and education, and a responsive approach through direct intervention.
Elderly Adult Resource Service
This program assists older adults who are in abusive or potentially abusive situations. EARS provides information on elder abuse to the community by acting as a referral source and by offering presentations on Elder Abuse as well as agency consultations. Another important aspect of EARS is that they collect and record data relating to Elder Abuse to further understanding of the issue. The EARS team works to prevent and respond to Elder Abuse by working with Edmonton Community Service and the Edmonton Police Service.
Responding to Family Violence in the Chinese Community Program
The responding to Family Violence in the Chinese Community program started as a pilot project in 1999 to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to Chinese victimes of family violence.
Support Services for Chinese Victims include:
- Emotional support and supportive counselling
- Risk Assessment and Safety Planning
- Information on family violence and community resources
- Information on criminal justice system and rights of victimes
- Court preparation and support
- Consultation and referrals
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