A Circle of Safety and Support brings a woman worried about her safety because of family violence together with service providers and other supportive people. Together they develop a detailed plan for her safety and support. A trained Circle facilitator leads the preparation and meetings of the Circle.
Developed formally through a pilot project financially supported by the Women's Program, Status of Women Canada, the concept of Circles of Safety and Support was created in Prince Edward Island in response to one woman's request for help. Her story inspired a community of people to develop a comprehensive option for effective safety and support planning for other women.
for Prince Edward Island, Canada
PEI Rape / Sexual Assault Crisis Centre
Bilingual Island Help Line