Help us understand the impact of places like Candace House

We are exploring the impact of places like Candace House on people who have experienced violence, including the murder or criminal fatality of a loved one.

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We would like to hear your ideas!

Your perspectives will help inform new services and spaces to support violence survivors.

You are invited to participate in this project if:

1. You are at least 18 years old

2. Speak English, and

3. You have survived violence (either directly yourself, or experienced the murder of a loved one) and/or support violence survivors in some capacity (paid or volunteer).

Direct experience with Candace House is not required.

If you have used* Candace House

Violence survivors and those who work with or support them

You are invited to complete an electronic survey and/or participate in a virtual interview.

 

Violence survivors who complete both the survey and interview will receive $30 as a thank you. 

 

The electronic survey asks about how to design spaces in which to take a break from an emotional and difficult experience, and your thoughts on the services and design of Candace House. You will not be asked to talk about your experiences with violence. You can access the survey link here:

The virtual interview asks questions about your experiences in Candace House, its impact on you, and your reactions to the design of the space. You will not be asked to talk about your experiences with violence. If you wish to participate in the virtual interview, you can give your name and contact information at the end of the survey or you can contact Barb Toews at btoews@uw.edu or 204-905-3897 (call or text).

 

Interviews will begin to be scheduled in mid-July.

If you have not used* Candace House

Violence survivors and those who work with and support them

You are invited to complete an electronic survey.

 

The survey asks questions about how to design spaces in which to take a break from an emotional and difficult experience, and your thoughts on the services and design of spaces supporting violence survivors, including Candace House. You will not be asked to talk about your experiences with violence. You can access the survey link here:

*For survivors, examples of having “used” Candace House include, but are not limited to, attending meetings with justice workers, staying there during court proceedings, or participating in support groups.

 

For justice workers, examples include attending meetings with survivors, making referrals for survivors to use it, attending court proceedings, or facilitating support groups. 

We look forward to hearing about your design ideas and experiences with Candace House. 


For more information on this project, please contact Barb Toews at, btoews@uw.edu or at 204-905-3897 (call or text).