|Purpose: ||Four hundred women from diverse cultural backgrounds will identify ways to break the silence of new immigrant women, become aware of the short- and long-term effects of family violence on children, and learn to avoid the internal and external barriers that stop them from taking action when abused. This project will also define transition models to support women when they leave shelters with their families and help them assess their economic sustainability options so they can make decisions prior to reintegrating in their community. Of the 400 participants, 100 will receive training to help them make the transition into the labour market. Of these, 35 are expected to have secured a job or registered in labour market training by the end of the project. The model and tools will be evaluated, improved and shared with other shelters or social agencies working with abused women.