Discovery House is a wonderful place for my daughter and me. It’s a life that’s safe and has a lot of support. I’m working though a safety plan and building my mental and emotional strength so that I can survive with my daughter.
After two weeks in an emergency shelter, I moved into Discovery House. I started gaining hope. I felt at peace. I knew I was safe. I gained my confidence and found my voice. I was getting all the help and support I could get. My husband used to call me a nobody; now I know I am a somebody. I am worthy.
I feel honoured to speak about my experience with Discovery House. As a new immigrant to Canada, facing domestic violence issues with two little kids, I had zero knowledge of my rights, safety planning, or how to protect my kids, until I became a resident of Discovery House.
I was motivated to go back to school to study social work, to enable me to help women just like I have been helped. Discovery House trusted me to take up the challenge and offered me a comprehensive scholarship package, in addition to the housing they provided for me and my kids.
of families surveyed maintained independent and stable housing free from domestic violence after exiting Discovery House housing programs
of the women we serve are mothers
of our clients are children
were provided safe transitional housing at Discovery House in 2020
children ages 0-5 surveyed maintained or improved on developmental milestones.