It was a busy year for the Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre.  Acting Chair Elizabeth Parks looks back on 2006 and highlights a change in focus for the centre, noting July's name change from the Portage Women's Shelter to what has now become the Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre.  The change was made to increase awareness of family violence.  Parks says it was a good year, however there's more that needs to be done to eliminate family abuse.  Parks notes the message needs to get out that abuse is a crime. 
She lists the many presentation's made throughout the community during the past year as a highlight, the focus is now on upcoming programs and services in the new year.