Alberta women face highest risk of domestic violence in a decade
Discovery House CEO Monique Auffrey speaks to CTV News about rising domestic violence rates and lack of available shelter space in Alberta.
Survivors of domestic violence say reaching out for help is often a major challenge.
"It's a very secretive terror. You often don’t want to admit to anyone that you are living through this experience," said Monique Auffrey.
"You want to seem strong, and you are strong, but it's (also) difficult to talk about because there’s still so much stigma."
Auffrey is now the CEO at Discovery House, a women’s shelter in Calgary that is dedicated to helping other families in the aftermath of abusive relationships.