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At Safety Network Durham, we help survivors of gender-based violence access support using a straightforward approach that starts with just one confidential conversation with a caring community coordinator.

Because we operate as one central hub, we can offer immediate solutions and direct connections to experts who know the system to create solutions that help ease immediate burdens and begin your path to healing.

Together with our partners, we’re addressing gender-based violence to create a more hopeful future for more people in Durham Region. Because when we help survivors of gender-based violence with support, choices, hope and healing, we make our entire community safer.


Safety Network Durham provides women experiencing gender-based violence with an efficient and effective system of services to provide timely access to needed supports.


A centralized place in Durham Region where women affected by gender-based violence can access a range of services that empowers clients and holds abusers accountable.


Collaboration | No one agency can meet all the needs of a woman dealing with abuse and violence. It takes a community to maximize the welfare and safety of each member.

Choices and Options | A client's right to direct their service, and choose which agencies will and will not be involved, will be respected.

Confidentiality | Information will not be shared amongst co-located or collaborating agencies without the specific consent of the individual client.

Our model

A group of like-minded agencies came together in 2005 to support survivors of domestic abuse in Durham Region, using a multi-agency approach. Our goal was to help survivors overcome the challenges of navigating a complicated system of supports by offering a wide-range of services in one location. 

We acknowledge that this concept of a “one-stop shop” was adapted from the San Diego Family Justice Center, which has been successfully providing support since 2002. We are grateful for their experience and expertise.

Safety Network Durham is led by an Executive Steering Committee with members from our lead agencies, who provide guidance to our organization as we work to end the cycle of violence in Durham Region.

Our financial supporters

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Safety Network Durham gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Durham Community Foundation's endowment funds.
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