Responding to Domestic Violence is not working. It is costing our society millions upon millions of dollars and yet I am still observing the same types of policies being put forward by local government. Here is a recent scenario that is happening in BC where the government is responding to a “potentially preventable” scenario IF the man received appropriate support.
The West Coast Men’s Support Society is all about prevention. We offer programs to support men in living healthier lives in all ways; and by doing so, supporting their families, friends, and the community.
We believe that if we can provide boys and men with tools that would invite them down a different path than the “tough guy” approach, that so many of them have been taught, we would offer them a way out of violence and a way into compassion.
We believe in the path of the Mature Masculine/New Macho – a man who takes responsibility for his actions, is held accountable, and lives a life of integrity.
We would like to be able to work with government to develop new approaches to preventing domestic violence across the province through education of men vs. the blaming of men.
The West Coast Men’s Society knows that there is another way – a more cost effective and humane way to support men in BC and beyond. We hope that doors will open and people in positions of power will pay attention. Thanks for your time! Please contact us for more information on our programs.