Report shows need to coordinate services for abuse victims in Hamilton

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By Kelly Noseworthy

In front of a crowd at Good Shepherd Women’s Services, 52-year-old longtime Hamilton resident Olga Kulikovsky spoke about surviving domestic violence.

She described her 25-year battle with emotional and psychological abuse as “torture,” believing there was “something wrong” with her and it “needed to be fixed.”

“I didn’t trust myself,” she said. “I felt badly about myself and I didn’t know why.”

Kulikovsky shared her story about abuse and the struggles she faced when attempting to get help at an event by the Woman Abuse Working Group — a coalition of more than 20 community agencies — to launch a report highlighting the services and gaps for women who have been abused.

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Article and image source: The Hamilton Spectator

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