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Local business honoured for supporting victims of intimate partner violence

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Jim’s Locksmithing is being recognized by the Nipissing Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee (VAWCC).  

As a part of November being Women Abuse Prevention month, Amber Winters and the staff of Jim’s Locksmithing were presented with an award for helping those affected by intimate partner violence.

“It takes collaboration from many in our community to support women and

children affected by intimate partner violence,”  says Kathleen Jodouin, Executive Director of Victim Services of Nipissing District and a member of the VAWCC.  “Jim’s Locksmithing quickly and professionally responds to our calls for service to change locks and help women and their children regain a sense of safety after being victimized.” 

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She says Victim Services has responded to more than 240 incidents of intimate partner violence since April.

“With the help of community partners like Jim’s Locksmithing we are better able to support victims,” says Jodouin.  

Each year the VAWCC selects a recipient from the community who has demonstrated their support for victims and dedication to eliminating intimate partner violence. 

Past recipients include the Lakers Men’s Hockey Team, Mayor Al McDonald, and Rebuilt Resources.

 

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