Dr. Roz Roach, Executive Director of Dr. Roz’s Healing Place is the first Black woman in Canada to build a centre for abused women and children.
Messages from Dr. Roz Roach
I have seen so many traumatized women and children come through our doors. Each one of them have experienced and/or witnessed some form of abuse and they have each demonstrated the negative impact violence can have on their emotional, physical and psychological well being.
I recognize that without treatment, intervention and proper supports in place, the healing process cannot begin. If the cycle of violence is not stopped, the perpetrators will keep perpetrating and the victims will stay traumatized.
I feel it is our responsibility as leaders, and as members of society to care for, support and to help our women and children through this difficult time in their lives.
Without your financial support, we cannot provide adequate services to help abused women and children on the path to healing. Thank you for your compassion and kindness, we couldn’t do it without you.
Remember that a life without violence and abuse is everyone’s right.