Bedford MacDonald House

Bedford MacDonald House does not offer the same level of services for abused men as Charlottetown's women's shelter does for women. (CBC)

Men who are abused by their partners need more services on P.E.I., says a minister who has been working with abused men for 20 years.

Alan Stewart noted last year five per cent of Islanders who reported abuse in relationships were men.

"There is no shelters for men to escape to," said Stewart.

"You can go to maybe a park and you'll find men sleeping in the park or sleeping in their car because they had to run to safety and there's nowhere to go."

Stewart said the Bedford MacDonald House is an option but it doesn't offer the same support services women get at Anderson House.

Men struggling in an abusive relationship can call community mental health or victims' services if they need help.