Supports for women who are dealing with abuse

Emergency? Call 911

Please note that I am not able to respond to individual requests for help.

Abusers often use technology to monitor and harass. When seeking support, be cautious using a phone or computer that the abuser may have accessed.

Ontario

Assaulted Women’s Helpline – Helpline for women for support and referrals
Services available in many different language
1-866-863-0511 or TTY 1-833-286-9865
http://www.awhl.org/

Talk 4 Healing – Helpline for Indigenous women
Service available in 14 Indigenous languages
1-855-554-HEAL (4235)
http://www.talk4healing.com/

Fem’aide – Francophone helpline for women
1-877-336-2433
http://femaide.ca/

Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes – Francophone services and referrals for women
https://aocvf.ca/

ShelterSafe Ontario – Find a women’s shelter
Most shelters offer counselling and referrals to women whether they live in the shelter or elsewhere
https://www.sheltersafe.ca/ontario/

Luke’s Place – Family law support for women subjected to abuse
Services in Durham Region: https://lukesplace.ca/
Find family law support in other parts of Ontario: https://lukesplace.ca/resources/family-law-support-services-for-women/

Family Court Support Workers – Direct support to survivors involved in family court
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/family_court_support_worker_program/

Family Court and Beyond – Survival workbook for women leaving abusive relationships
https://familycourtandbeyond.ca/
Online safety tips: https://familycourtandbeyond.ca/keep-safe/web-phone-safety/

Steps to Justice – A guide to law in Ontario
Legal information about abuse and family violence: https://stepstojustice.ca/legal-topic/abuse-and-family-violence

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres – Support for survivors of sexual violence
https://sexualassaultsupport.ca/support/

Independent Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault –Provincial government pilot project
For survivors living in the Toronto, Ottawa or Thunder Bay areas
https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/ovss/ila.php

Canada

ShelterSafe
Most shelters offer counselling and referrals to women whether they live in the shelter or elsewhere
https://www.sheltersafe.ca/

See a list of crisis hotlines on the DAWN Canada website
https://www.dawncanada.net/issues/crisis-hotlines/

USA

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224
https://www.thehotline.org/

UK

Women’s Aid
0808 2000 247
http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/