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Elder abuse: what to do?

S.O.S Need help? Elders who are victims of abuse, or the witnesses of such abuse, can contact the Elder Mistreatment Helpline by dialing 1-888-489-2287 or by calling 9-1-1 Mistreatement of the elderly infuriates Terry Pomerantz In 2019, the Survey on Elder Abuse in Quebec revealed that close to 80,000 elderly people were victims of mistreatment. … Continued

Have you been a witness of child abuse? Here is what to do.

Terry Pomerantz denounces all forms of child abuse vehemently: “A child is not born to cry, but rather to play and laugh. A child is born to bring joy to the world, not to suffer!” Risk Factors for Child Abuse  Reasons behind child abuse are multifaceted and interrelated. They are comprised of unfavorable economic family … Continued

What are the different types of violence?

Terry Pomerantz and the Pomerantz Foundation are increasingly involved in the prevention of violence against women.  “Violence against women takes many forms, and can often be subtle. Little by little, the abuser demoralizes his wife and diminishes her self-confidence. When this psychological violence is at its peak, the abuser begins the beatings and rapes. These … Continued

How to help a battered woman?

Between April 1st 2020 and May 4th 2020, 9 women were femicide victims, compared to almost half (5) during the same period in 2019. In the province of Quebec, SOS Domestic Violence (or SOS Violence Conjugale 1-800-363-9010) noted a significant rise in calls for help. Terry Pomerantz mentions that “The West Island Women’s Center receives … Continued

5 activities for family cohesion and bonding

Terry Pomerantz has always placed a high value on family bonding. Terry Pomerantz has always placed a high value on family bonding.  He recognizes how fortunate he was to have parents for whom family ties were precious!  “Strong family ties are the foundation of self-confidence and respect for others. The Pomerantz Foundation allows our family … Continued

5 things to do to help a poor family

A few small deeds are all it takes to alleviate a situation that may be simple to us, but seems insurmountable to a family in need. A little solidarity and an act of humanity can bring hope to this family. 1 Give Your Time How do you help a poor family? By giving a little … Continued

Family therapy: Why is it important?

Since its inception in the early 1990’s, the Pomerantz Foundation has dedicated its resources to supporting education, social intervention and health organizations that help children who are different and their families. Terry Pomerantz and the leaders of this family foundation, as well as all those who work with children’s organizations, stress the importance of family … Continued

Support for children: the help available in Quebec.

The Pomerantz Foundation presents some of the aids available in Quebec to support children in need. Terry Pomerantz, leader of the family foundation established by his father, Saül Pomerantz, tells us about several ways to help disadvantaged children. The primary needs of underprivileged children According to the Observatoire des tout-petits, “In Quebec, one child in … Continued

Homeschooling in Quebec: the reality of disadvantaged families

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the increasing obsolescence of schools as well as the lack and exhaustion of teachers. Terry Pomerantz highlights the impact of homeschooling on underprivileged children and families. Homeschooling, what is it and why? Normally, some families choose to homeschool their children. The main reasons given by parents are that the children … Continued