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Moncton, February 25, 2021 - Crossroads for Women has an established reputation for our Transition House, a shelter that offers safe temporary emergency housing to women and children who are victims of violence. However, we also offer a whole range of other services: 24/7 Crisis Line, Child and Youth Support Program, Community Outreach, Family Violence Crisis Center, Second Stage Housing and Blossom House, and South East Sexual Assault Center. In our February 2021 blog post, we want to share what we do in our Community Outreach program.

There are currently 14 Community Outreach services for victims of abuse in New Brunswick. Crossroads for Women’s Community Outreach program employs two outreach workers and we hope to hire a third one in the coming months. In 2019-2020, we offered 900 one-on-one support sessions and reached 600 participants through presentations in the community. Our services are available to anyone who lives in the greater Moncton area: Dieppe, Dorchester, Hillsborough, Memramcook, Moncton, Riverside-Albert, Riverview, Sackville and Salisbury.

Individual support

Our outreach workers help empower victims and survivors of violence by providing resources, advocacy and one-on-one support in areas where they need it. This service is offered free of charge and the program can be used for as long as needed, whether the violence has occurred recently or in the past.

Individual support can take various forms: risk assessment services, safety planning, crisis intervention or long-term intervention, accompaniment (e.g. hospital, court, food bank registration, etc.) or other needs identified by the person. Depending on the COVID-19 alert level of the province (yellow, orange, red), the sessions can take place at our offices, at the person's home (if it is a safe place) or in another safe meeting place (eg. library, café, etc.). Meetings can also take place by phone or videoconference.

Our support services are also offered to families and friends of survivors.

Prevention and awareness

Our outreach workers are available to provide information and offer presentations on family violence and outreach services to the general public, government departments, community organizations, schools and various groups.

Our school workshops cover a variety of topics, adapted to the age of the participants. Here are some of the topics we cover: consent, cyberviolence, cycle of violence, friendship, healthy and unhealthy relationships, red flags/green flags, resources for victims and the role that young people can play in ending violence.

Our community initiatives aim to raise awareness and eliminate violence through societal change. These activities take the form of workshops, presentations, seminars and the development of resources regarding violence. In recent years, we have offered presentations and workshops on family violence, harassment, secondary wounding, violence against immigrant women, and advocacy. It is also possible to develop custom prevention and awareness sessions, where we tailor the content to meet your needs.

Community development

Our outreach workers assist and collaborate in the development and provision of community-based services. We take part in various community committees in the Greater Moncton area and defend the rights to equality so that everyone can live in a society free of violence. Through our various campaigns, we are invested in developing innovative approaches that empower our community members and deliver the support they need, when they need it.

We are also partners in the "A Silent Witness" project, an exhibit of life-sized red silhouettes representing New Brunswick women who have died tragically at the hands of an intimate partner since 1990. Here are the women we honor in our region: Pamela Alexander (Moncton), Norma MacRae (Moncton), Heather Longmuir (Moncton) and Paula Armstrong (Petitcodiac).

To access our services ...

To access our one-on-one support services, to request a presentation or to welcome a silent witness exhibit, please contact our outreach workers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone (Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at (506) 381-8808 or (506) 377-5444. It is also possible to speak to one of our staff members at any time of the day and week (24/7) by contacting our crisis line at 1-844-853-0811.


Crossroads for Women’s mandate is to empower victims and survivors of violence and help their families break the cycle of abuse by providing shelter and on-going support services, as well as public awareness and prevention programs.

Information on the author of this blog post:

Geneviève L. Latour, Program Development Officer

Crossroads for Women

(506) 377-5152

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