RESOURCES

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, there is help. Below are some of the resources that you can turn to.

IF IT IS AN EMERGENCY

COVID-19

NATION-WIDE

KIDS HELP PHONE

24/7 national service offering bilingual (English and French) professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people.

Access:

1-800-668-6868

SHELTER SAFE

Online resource that can connect women and children to nearby shelters. Allows you to quickly identify a shelter in a specific geographic area, along with its 24 hour emergency phone line.

Access:

https://www.sheltersafe.ca/

CHILDHELP NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE

Help-line with crisis counsellors. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in greater than 170 different languages. Can call, text, or Live Chat. All calls are confidential.

Access: 

1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

https://www.childhelp.org/childhelp-hotline/

GTA AND TORONTO

YELLOW BRICK HOUSE

Yellow Brick House is a place for abused women and children. In your neighbourhood and across our community, we are here 24 hours a day, 7 days providing help and hope to women and children. They offer a crisis line, 2 emergency shelter locations, and services for women and children.

Access:

52 West Beaver Creek Rd #4, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1L9

24-hour crisis line text or call toll free: 1-800-263-3247

Emergency Shelter tel: 905-727-1944

Inquiries about their programs and services such as individual and group counselling, legal support services call their toll free number: 1-877-222-8438

SEXUAL ASSAULT/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CARE CENTRE AT WOMEN'S COLLEGE HOSPITAL

The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC) is a comprehensive service that assists women, men, and trans people, over the age of 14, who are victims/survivors of sexual assault and domestic/intimate partner violence. For sexual assault pertaining to children or youth under 14, please contact the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) program at 416-813-6275

Access:

76 Grenville St., Toronto, ON, M5S 1B2

416-323-6040

LEGAL AID ONTARIO CONTACT CENTRE

If you have experienced domestic violence and need help with a family law matter, call this line. Can help with family law matters such as a restraining order for an abusive ex-partner, or maintaining access to your child during COVID-19. Service can be accessed in over 300 languages.

Access:

Toll-Free: 1-800-668-8258

GTA: 416-979-1446

Bell Relay: 1-800-855-0511

Open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (EST)

ASSAULTED WOMEN'S HELPLINE

Assaulted Women’s Helpline provides free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week crisis counselling, emotional support, information and referrals via telephone to women in up to 200 languages- completely anonymous and confidential.

Access:

Crisis Line:

GTA 416.863.0511

GTA TTY 416.364.8762

TOLL-FREE 1.866.863.0511

TOLL-FREE TTY 1.866.863.7868

#SAFE (#7233) On your Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile phone

KINGSTON

YOUTH DIVERSION

Youth Diversion helps youth overcome challenges by: Providing individualized services to divert youth from risk; Providing both intervention and prevention services; and, Working collaboratively and in partnership with youth, their families, other agencies and our community..During COVID-19 they will continue to provide support through different platforms of social media such as texting, Facebook, Skype/Zoom, email and phone. They are also able to offer face to face contact in cases of crisis/emergency.

Access:

559 Bagot Street Kingston ON, Canada K7K 3E1

613-548-4535 ext 224

info@youthdiversion.org

MALTBY CENTER

Our agency of experienced and compassionate professionals provides high-quality, community-based mental health and autism services to children and youth in Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington areas.  Maltby Centre will continue to provide autism and mental health services over the phone or through video conferencing during COVID-19.

Access:

31 Hyperion Court, Suite 100 Kingston, Ontario K7K 7G3

1.844.855.8340

Crisis after hours: 613-544-4229

KINGSTON INTERVAL HOUSE

Emergency Shelter and Second Stage Housing facility for women, children and youth experiencing violence.

Access:

(613) 546-1833 or (613) 546-4136

admin@kingstonintervalhouse.com

Crisis Line: 1 (800) 267-9445 or (613) 546-1777

VANCOUVER

COVENANT HOUSE VANCOUVER

Covenant House Vancouver’s purpose is to serve all youth, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need.

Access:

1302 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3P3

604-685-5437

info@covenanthousebc.org

AUNT LEAH'S PLACE

For 30 years, Aunt Leah’s Place has been helping kids in foster care and young mothers achieve a better future. They do this by providing guidance, supported housing, job training and coaching on essential life skills. For COVID they have emergency food pick-up times on Mondays from 12-2:00pm, Wednesday from 3-5:00pm, and Fridays from 12-2:00pm.

Access:

816 20th Street New Westminster, BC V3M 4W6

(604) 525-1204

auntleahs@auntleahs.org

BC WOMEN'S HEALTH FOUNDATION

BC’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the full spectrum of women’s health. We ensure women have equitable access to the highest quality healthcare when, where, and how they need it.

Access:

D310 – 4500 Oak St.Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

604.875.2270

CALGARY

CALGARY COMMUNITIES AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA) is the primary sexual abuse/assualt and education service for Calgary and the surrounding areas. They provide safe and accessible services such as crisis intervention, counselling, education, and outreach for all people. During COVID, CCASA is providing community support through their Support and Information Line which is open from 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week.

Access:

Northland Building, 910 7 Ave SW #700, Calgary, AB T2P 3N8

Support and Information Line: 403-237-5888

Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence: 1-866-403-8000

Chat Services: www.calgarycasa.com or www.aasas.ca

DISTRESS CENTRE CALGARY

Distress Centre Calgary offers 24-hour confidential phone support and free crisis counselling (211).

Access:

1010 8 Ave SW #300, Calgary, AB T2P 1J2

(403) 266-4357

CALGARY CONNECTEEN

ConnecTeen provides confidential 24/7 support for youth in Calgary and the surrounding areas.

Access:

24/7 Calling: 403 264- 8336

Text: 587 333-2724

MONTRÉAL

S.O.S. VIOLENCE CONJUGALE

This organization serves the entire population of Quebec via a bilingual, anonymous and confidential hotline, 24/7, 365 days a year. The hotline is intended for victims of domestic violence and aims to assess, inform, guide, support and refer those in need.

Access:

514-873-9010 or 1 800 363-9010

http://www.sosviolenceconjugale.ca

CENTRES JEUNESSE - DPJ

A Quebec-wide resource which helps children and youth who are victims of violence or exposed to domestic violence find protection. There are many youth centers around the province which provide support in many forms, such as social emergency services, psychosocial interventions and rehabilitation services.

Access:

418 661-6951 or 514 593-3979

CENTRES DE SANTÉ ET DE SERVICES SOCIAUX (CSSS)

In municipalities all around Quebec, there are health and social services centres which support victims of domestic violence, as well as their children. Many of the centres provide emergency care, medical care, referrals, psychosocial help, follow-up care.

Access:

www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/etablissements/

HALIFAX

ALICE HOUSE

Alice House provides women leaving abusive relationships with safe housing and supportive counselling. Their mission is to enable women and their children to build lives free from intimate partner violence by offering safe housing, counselling, and support services.

Access:

(902) 466-8459

alicehouse.ca

livesafe@alicehouse.ca

AVALON CENTRE

Provides a wide range of specialized sexual assault services, such as counselling, supportive information and referral, and education to those who have suffered any sexual assaults. They provide members of the community with immediate care/support, education, counselling.

Access:

219 Main Street, Suite 204

(902) 422-4240

info@avaloncentre.ca

www.avaloncentre.ca/

BRYONY HOUSE

The Bryony House runs a 24 hour distress line which provides individual/group counselling, education, and referrals. The Bryony House also provides shelter to women and children impacted by intimate partner violence and abuse.

Access:

3358 Connaught Ave, Halifax, NS B3L 3B5

Distress Line: 902.422.7650

Shelter Main Number: 902.423.7183

WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MORE RESOURCES

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any suggestions for resources that we can add to our list. Let's combat abuse as a community!

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