Find Family Law Support for Women

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map of Ontario broken into regions

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Northwest Region

North West Region

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Red Lake Kenora Fort Frances Dryden Atikokan Thunder Bay / Fort William First Nation Geraldton

Kenora

Kenora Sexual Assault Centre
Contact: 807-468-7233 (crisis)
Agency type: Rape crisis centre; violence against women’s service; women’s organization; family service, mental health or counselling organization; provincial association of service providers
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to court and other services; referrals
Website: kenorasexualassaultcentre.ca

Women’s Shelter Saakaate House
Contact: 807-468-5491 (help); 807-468-1889 (office)
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; referrals; accompanies women to services (e.g. child protection, Legal Aid, Office of the Children’s Lawyer, Victims Service, Victim Witness Assistance Program)
Website: www.wssh.ca

Red Lake

New Starts for Women
Contact: 1-800-565-5368 (crisis); 807-727-2820 (admin)
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; legal aid
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; accompanies women to court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.newstartsforwomen.com

Dryden

Hoshizaki House
Contact: 1-800-465-7221
Agency Type: Women’s Shelter; Women’s organization
Legal Issues: Family
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides women with general info about how court process works, provide legal information, accompany women to lawyer appointments and court, refer women to lawyers, other agencies or websites, and assist women in completing court paperwork
Website: www.hoshizakihouse.ca

Fort Frances

Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre
Contact: 807-274-3131
Agency type: Health care provider: women’s clinic, community health centre, etc.; family service, mental health or counselling organization; Indigenous organization, Aboriginal Health Access Centre, etc.
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services
Website: www.gizhac.com

Atikokan

Rainy River District Women’s Shelter of Hope
Contact: 807-597-2868
Agency type: Women’s shelter, second stage housing
Legal issues: Family; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals
Website: womensshelterofhope.com

Fort William First Nation

Ontario Native Women’s Association, Fort William First Nation location
Contact: 807-577-1492
Agency type: Violence against women service; Victim Witness/VWAP program or victim services; women’s organization; family service, mental health or counselling organization; Indigenous organization: Aboriginal Health Access Centre, etc.
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals
Website: www.onwa.ca

Thunder Bay

Beendigen
Contact: 807-622-1121
Agency type: Women’s shelter; second stage housing; family service, mental health or counselling organization; Indigenous organization, Aboriginal Health Access Centre, etc.; violence against women service
Legal issues: Family; criminal; landlord/tenant; social assistance; employment
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate; referrals
Website: www.beendigen.com

Faye Peterson Transition House
Contact: 807-345-0450; 1-800-465-6971
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance; employment; human rights
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; accompanies women to court, lawyer and other services; provides legal information; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.fayepeterson.org

Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre
Contact: 807-345-7802
Agency type: Community-based women’s centre; women’s organization; violence against women service
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance; employment; human rights; poverty
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals
Website: www.nwowomenscentre.org

Ontario Native Women’s Association, Thunder Bay location
Contact: 807-623-3442; 1-800-667-0816
Agency type: Violence against women service; Victim Witness/VWAP program or Victim Services; women’s organization, community centre; Indigenous organization: Aboriginal Health Access Centre, etc.
Legal issues: Family; criminal; landlord/tenant; social assistance
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals
Website: www.onwa.ca

Thunder Bay Counselling Centre
Contact: 807-684-1880
Agency type: Violence against women service; family service, mental health or counselling organization
Services: Referrals; accompanies women to services (e.g. child protection, Legal Aid, Office of the Children’s Lawyer, Victim Services, Victim Witness Assistance Program, etc.)
Website: www.tbaycounselling.com

Geraldton

Greenstone Victim Services
Contact: 807-854-HELP (4357)
Agency type: Victim Witness/VWAP program or Victim Services
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; accompanies women to court; referrals
Website: victimservices.blogspot.ca

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Northeast Region

Wawa Sault Ste Marie Kapuskasing Timmins Haileybury Sudbury Sturgeon Falls Nipissing North Bay Little Current Parry Sound

Wawa

North East Region

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Chadwic Home
Contact: 705-856-2848; 1-800-461-2242
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; provides legal representation; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.chadwichome.com

Sault Ste Marie

Women in Crisis Algoma
Contact: 705-759-1230; 1-877-759-1230
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.womenincrisis.ca

Kapuskasing

Habitat Interlude House
Contact: 705-335-8468
Agency Type: Family Service, mental health or counselling organization
Legal Issues: Family
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides legal information
Website: counsellinghks.ca

Timmins

Timmins and Area Women in Crisis
Contact: 1-877-268-8380 (crisis); 705-268-8381 (office)
Agency type: Women’s shelter, second stage housing; rape crisis centre, women’s organization; family service, mental health or counselling organization
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance; employment; human rights
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals
Website: www.tawc.ca

Haileybury

Pavilion Family Resource Centre
Contact: 1-888-871-9090
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals
Website: www.pavilionfrc.com

Sudbury

YWCA Sudbury
Contact: 705-673-4754
Agency Type: Women’s Organization; Shelter; Family Services
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provide women with general info about how court process works; assist women in completing court paperwork; accompany women to court; referrals
Website: ywcasudbury.ca

Sudbury and Area Victim Services
Contact: 705-522-6970
Agency type: Victim Witness/VWAP program or Victim Services
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; accompanies women to services (e.g. child protection, Legal Aid, Office of the Children’s Lawyer)
Website: www.gsps.ca/en/letushelpyou/victimservices.asp

Sturgeon Falls

Sturgeon Falls Family Resource Centre
Contact: 705-753-1154
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: sffrc.com

North Bay

Nipissing Transition House
Contact: 705-476-2429
Agency Type: Women’s Shelter; Second Stage Housing; Women’s Organization
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork for emergency custody, access and restraining orders; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments and court; referrals
Website: nipissingtransitionhouse.com

Ojibway Women’s Lodge
Contact: 1-800-387-2465; 705-472-3321
Agency type: Women’s shelter; Other Violence Against Women service; Victim witness/VWAP program or Victim Services; Indigenous organization
Legal issues: Family, a board spectrum of issues related to Indigenous people (e.g. Matrimonial, Gladu Report) criminal, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, landlord/tenant, social assistance, employment, human rights
Services: Provide women with general info about how court process works; assist women in completing court paperwork; provide legal information; provide legal advice and representation; accompany women to lawyer appointments, to court and other services; provide legal aid 2 hour family violence advice certificate; referrals to lawyers, other agencies or websites
Website: www.nfn.ca/admin_social_OFRC.php

Nipissing

District of Parry Sound Victim Services
Contact: 705-746-0508
Agency type: Victim Witness/VWAP program or victim services
Legal issues: Family; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; human rights
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; provides legal information; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: ewpsvs.ca/programs/victim-services

Little Current

Noojwomin Teg Health Centre
Contact: 705-368-2182
Agency type: Health care provider: women’s clinic, community health centre, etc.
Services: Referrals; psychological services; child and youth workers
Website: www.noojmowin-teg.ca

Parry Sound

Esprit Place Family Resource Centre
Contact: 705-746-4800
Agency type: Women’s shelter; women’s organization
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; accompanies women to court and other services; provides legal information; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate

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East Region

Deep River Pembroke Kanata / Ottawa Hawkesbury Cornwall Perth Brockville Kingston Napanee Belleville

Deep River

Eastern Region

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North Renfrew Family Services
Contact: 613-584-3358
Agency type: Family service, mental health or counselling organization
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: bright-ideas-software.com/nrfs/

Pembroke

Bernadette McCann House for Women
Contact: 613-732-7776
Agency Type: Women’s Shelter; Family Services
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provide women with general info about how court process works; assist women in completing court paperwork; accompany women to court; referrals
Website: www.wsssbmh.org

Hawkesbury

Services aux victimes Prescott-Russell Victim Services
Contact: 613-632-5282
Agency type: Victim Witness/VWAP program or Victim Services
Legal issues:
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals
Website: svsprescottrussell.ca

Kanata

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
Contact: 613-591-3686
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family; immigration
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals
Website: www.wocrc.ca

Ottawa

Action ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes
Contact: 613-241-8433
Agency type: French-language training, education and advocacy agency; violence against women service
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides legal information and referrals
Website: francofemmes.org/aocvf

Harmony House
Contact: 613-233-3386
Agency type: Second stage housing
Legal issues: Family
Website: www.harmonyhousews.com

Interval House of Ottawa
Contact: 613-234-5181 (crisis); 613-234-8511
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues:
Services: Family; criminal; immigration; landlord/tenant; social assistance; employment; human rights
Website: intervalhouseottawa.org

Minwaashin Lodge
Contact: 613-741-5590
Agency type: Women’s shelter; violence against women service; women’s organization; family service, mental health or counselling organization; Indigenous organization: Aboriginal Health Access Centre, etc.
Legal issues: Family; landlord/tenant; social assistance
Services: Assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services
Website: www.minlodge.com

Ottawa Victim Services
Contact: 613-238-2762
Agency type: Victim Witness/VWAP program or Victim Services; family service, mental health or counselling organization; violence against women service
Legal issues: Wide-ranging
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals
Website: ovs-svo.com

Southeast Ottawa Community Health Centre
Contact: 613-737-5115
Agency type: Health care provider: women’s clinic, community health centre, etc.
Services: Referrals
Website: www.seochc.on.ca

Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre
Contact: 613-741-6025
Agency Type: Other Violence Against Women Service; Resource Centre
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provide women with general info about how court process works; provide legal information; provide legal advice
Website: www.eorc-creo.ca/EORC.html

Cornwall

Victim Services of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne
Contact: 613-938-8900; 1-866-264-8900
Agency type: Victim Witness/VWAP program or Victim Services
Legal issues: Family; criminal
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: vsv-sdga.ca

Perth

Lanark County Interval House
Contact: 613-257-3469
Agency Type: Women’s Shelter; Family Services
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provide women with general info about how court process works; accompany women to court; referrals
Website: lcih.org

Victim Witness Assistance Program, Perth Lanark
Contact: 613-264-8387
Agency type: Victim Witness/VWAP program or Victim Services
Services: Provides general information on how the criminal court process works; prepares victims/witnesses for testifying; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate

Brockville

Assault Response and Care Centre
Contact: 613-345-3881; 1-800-567-7415
Agency type: Rape crisis centre; health care provider: women’s clinic of Brockville General Hospital, community health centre, etc. family service, mental health or counseling organization
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance; employment; human rights
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate; referrals
Website: www.arc-c.ca

Victim Services of Leeds and Grenville
Contact: 1-800-939-7682
Agency type: Victim Witness/VWAP program or Victim Services
Legal issues: Family; criminal
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.victimservicesleedsgrenville.ca

Victim Witness Assistance Program, Brockville
Contact: 613-341-2810, 1-888-216-2191, or call collect 613-341-2813
Agency type: Victim Witness/VWAP program or Victim Services
Services: Provides general information on how the criminal court process works; prepares victims/witnesses for testifying; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate

Kingston

Better Beginnings for Kingston Children
Contact: 613-542-2949
Agency type: Family service, mental health or counselling organization
Services: Accompanies women to lawyer appointments and other services
Website: www.kchc.ca/index.cfm/better-beginnings

K3C Counselling Centre
Contact: 613-549-7850
Agency type: Violence against women service; family service, mental health or counselling organization; community centre
Legal issues: Family; victim services
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.k3c.org

Kingston Interval House
Contact: 1-800-267-9445 or 613-546-1777 (crisis); 613-546-1833 or 613-546-4136
Agency type: Women’s shelter, second stage housing; violence against women service; women’s organization; family service, mental health or counselling organization
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; landlord/tenant; human rights
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.kingstonintervalhouse.com

Napanee

Lennox and Addington Interval House
Contact: 613-354-1010 or 1-800-667-1010 (crisis); 613-354-0808
Agency type: Women’s shelter, second stage housing; violence against women service
Legal issues: Family; criminal; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; accompanies women to appointments (e.g. child protection, legal aid, office of the Children’s Lawyer, Victim/Witness Assistance Program, victim services); referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate; court support and accompaniment
Website: www.intervalhousenapanee.ca

Belleville

Three Oaks Shelter and Services
Contact: 613-966-3074 or 1800-267-0533 (crisis); 613-967-1416 ext 225 (admin)
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; criminal
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: threeoaksshelterandservices.ca

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Central East Region

Bracebridge Barrie Orillia Lindsay Peterborough Richmond Hill / Thornhill Ajax Whitby Oshawa Cobourg

Bracebridge

Central East Region

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Muskoka Victim Services
Contact: 705-645-5444; 1-877-229-2217 (after hours)
Agency type: Victim Witness/VWAP program or Victim Services
Legal issues: Family
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.muskokavs.ca

Muskoka Women’s Advocacy Group
Contact: 705-645-4461; 1-800-461-1740
Agency type: Women’s shelter, second stage housing; women’s organization
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.mwag.ca

Peterborough

Victim Services of Peterborough and Northumberland
Contact: 1-888-822-7729
Agency type: Victim Witness/VWAP program or Victim Services
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals
Website: www.vcars.on.ca

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton
Contact: 705-743-3526
Agency type: Women’s shelter, second stage housing; women’s organization
Legal issues: Family
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: ywcapeterborough.org

Lindsay

Women’s Resources of Kawartha Lakes
Contact: 705-878-4285
Agency type: Women’s shelter, second stage housing; violence against women service; women’s organization; community counselling services and transitional housing support
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance (assist women to access appropriate services)
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.womensresources.ca

Kawartha Haliburton VS
Contact: 1-800-574-4401
Agency Type: Victim Services
Legal Issues: Family; Criminal
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork for emergency custody, access and restraining orders; provides legal information
Website: www.victim-services.org

Cobourg

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre
Contact: 905-372-0746; 1-800-263-3757
Agency type: Women’s shelter; second stage housing
Legal issues: Family
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; provides legal information and advice; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.cornerstonenorthumberland.ca

Orillia

Couchiching Jubilee House
Contact: 705-326-4337
Agency type: Transitional house (not a shelter) for homeless women
Legal issues: Family; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance; employment
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; provides legal information
Website: www.jubileehouse.ca

Green Haven Shelter for Women
Contact: 1-888-285-6958 (crisis); 705-327-7319 (admin)
Agency type: Women’s Shelter
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social services
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: greenhavenshelter.com

Information Orillia
Contact: 705-326-7743
Agency type: Information and referral agency
Legal issues: Referrals re: family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance; employment; human rights
Services: Referrals
Website: www.informationorillia.org

North Simcoe Victim Crisis Services
Contact: 705-325-5578
Agency type: Victim Witness/VWAP program or Victim Services
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals
Website: www.nsvcs.on.ca

Barrie

Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie
Contact: Toll Free: 1-800-461-1716
Agency Type: Women’s Shelter; Women’s Organization
Legal Issues: Family
Services: Family Court Support Worker provides women with general info about how court process works, provides legal information, accompanies women to lawyer appointments and to court, refers women to lawyers, other agencies or websites and assist women in completing court paperwork.
Website: www.barrieshelter.com

Oshawa

Catholic Family Services of Durham
Contact: 905-725-3513; 1-877-282-8932
Agency type: Family service, mental health or counselling organization
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.cfsdurham.com

Denise House
Contact: 1-800-263-3725; 905-728-7311
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.thedenisehouse.com

Luke’s Place
Contact: 905-728-0978; 1-866-516-3116
Agency type: Violence against women service
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: lukesplace.ca

Whitby

Victim Services of Durham Region
Contact: 905-579-1520 ext.1846; 1-888-579-1520 ext.1846
Agency type: Victim Witness/VWAP program or victim services
Legal issues: Family; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to court; referrals
Website: www.victimservicesdurham.ca

Ajax

Herizon House
Contact: 1-866-437-4066 (emergency); 905-426-1064 (admin)
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.herizonhouse.com

Richmond Hill

Yellow Brick House
Contact: 1-800-263-3247 (crisis); 905-709-0900 or 1-800-263-2231 (admin)
Agency type: Women’s shelter, second stage housing; family service, mental health or counselling organization
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, etc.
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to lawyer appointments; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.yellowbrickhouse.org

Thornhill

Act to End Violence Against Women
Contact: 905-695-5372; 1-866-333-5942
Agency type: Legal aid, legal services or private legal practice; violence against women service
Legal issues: Family
Services: Informs women about court process, assistance with court paperwork, accompanies women to appointments and court dates, offers referrals, provides legal advice and information
Website: www.acttoendvaw.org

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Toronto Region

Toronto Region

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North York Scarborough Etobicoke Toronto

Scarborough

Julliette’s Place
Contact: 416-724-1316 (crisis); 416-724-7322
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal representation; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.julliettesplace.org

North York

North York Women’s Shelter
Contact: 416-635-9630 (crisis); 416-638-7335 (admin)
Agency type: Women’s shelter; women’s organization
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments and other services; provides legal representation; referrals
Website: nyws.ca

Toronto

Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Counsellor/Advocate Program at George Brown College
Contact: 1-800-265-2002; 416-415-5000, ext. 2121
Agency type: College
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; referrals
Website: awcca.ca

Barbra Schlifer Clinic
Contact: 416-323-9149
Agency Type: Women’s organization; Family services
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provide women with general info about how court process works; assist women in completing court paperwork; accompany women to lawyer appointments; accompany women to court; referrals
Website: schliferclinic.com

Elizabeth Fry Toronto
Contact: 416-924-3708; 1-855-924-03708
Agency type: Women’s organization
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals
Website: www.efrytoronto.org

La maison d’hebergement pour femmes francophones
Contact: 647-777-6433; 647-777-6419
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.lamaison-toronto.org

Mary’s Home
Contact: 416-595-1578
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals
Website: www.svdptoronto.org/v2/mary-home.html

METRAC
Contact: 416-392-3135; 1-877-558-5570
Agency type: Women’s organization
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance; employment; human rights
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; provides legal information; referrals
Website: www.metrac.org

Nellie’s
Contact: 416-461-8903
Agency type: Women’s shelter; women’s organization
Services: Provides general information on how court process works
Website: www.nellies.org

Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre
Contact: 416-465-6021
Agency type: Women’s organization; violence against women service; family service, mental health or counselling organization
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals
Website: www.riwc.ca

South Asian Women’s Centre
Contact: 416-537-2276
Agency type: Violence against women service; women’s organization; community centre; settlement organization; family service, mental health or counselling organization
Legal issues: Family; immigration; landlord/tenant; employment
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to court and other services; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.sawc.org

Stonegate Community Health Centre
Contact: 416-231-7070
Agency type: Health care provider: women’s clinic, community health centre, etc.
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; accompanies women to court and other services; referrals
Website: www.stonegatechc.org

The Redwood
Contact: 416-533-9372 (admin); 416-533-8538 (crisis)
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family; criminal; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; immigration; landlord/tenant
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.theredwood.com

Women’s Centre for Social Justice
Contact: 416-964-0892
Agency type: Violence against women service; women’s organization; a non-profit by and for women survivors of gender-based violence engaged in advocacy
Legal issues: Family; criminal; human rights
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services
Website: www.womenatthecentre.com

YWCA Toronto
Contact: 416-961-8100; 1-888-843-9922
Agency type: Women’s shelter, second stage housing; violence against women service; Victim Witness/VWAP program or Victim Services; health care provider: women’s clinic, community health centre, etc; women’s organization
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; landlord/tenant; social assistance
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.ywcatoronto.org

Etobicoke

Albion Neighbourhood Services
Contact: 416-740-3704
Agency type: Family service, mental health or counselling organization; settlement organization; multi-service, multi-cultural social services
Legal issues: Family; landlord/tenant; social assistance
Services: Provides legal information and referrals
Website: www.albionneighbourhoodservices.ca

Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke
Contact: 416-252-5829
Agency type: Women’s shelter; violence against women service; women’s organization
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance; employment; human rights
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: womenshabitat.ca

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Central West Region

Central West Region

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Mississauga Brampton Orangeville Guelph Burlington/Milton Owen Sound

Mississauga

Armagh House
Contact: 905-855-0299
Agency type: Second Stage Housing
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance
Services: Provides general information about court process; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information or advice; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate; provides legal representation
Website: armaghhouse.ca

India Rainbow Community Services of Peel
Contact: 905-275-2369
Agency type: Settlement organization; violence against women service
Legal issues: Family
Services:
Website: www.indiarainbow.org

MIAG Centre for Diverse Women and Families
Contact: 905-270-6252
Agency type: Women’s organization; family service, mental health or counselling organization; violence against women service
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; provides legal information; referrals
Website: miag.ca

Trillium Health Partners – Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Services
Contact: 905-848-7580 ext. 2548
Agency type: Health care provider: women’s clinic, community health centre, etc.
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; referrals
Website: trilliumhealthpartners.ca/patientservices/womens/pages/sexualassault.aspx

Burlington/Milton

Halton Women’s Place
Contact: 905-332-1200
Agency Type: Shelter; Family Law; Women’s Organization
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker: assistance through legal process
Website: haltonwomensplace.com

Brampton

African Community Services of Peel
Contact: 905-460-9514
Agency type: Settlement organization
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides legal information
Website: www.africancommunityservices.com

Peel Family Mediation Services
Contact: 905-456-4700
Agency type: Legal aid, legal services or private legal practice;
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; provides legal representation; referrals
Website: www.peelfamilymediation.org

Safe Centre of Peel
Contact: 905-450-4650
Agency type: Family Justice Centre
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.scopeel.org

Salvation Army Honeychurch Family Resource Centre
Contact: 905-451-4115
Agency type: Women’s shelter; violence against women service
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; human rights
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.flrc.ca

Victim Services of Peel
Contact: 905-568-8800
Agency type: Violence against women service; police; crisis agency
Legal issues: Family; criminal
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.vspeel.org

Orangeville

Family Transition Place
Contact: 519-942-4122
Agency Type: Women’s Shelter; Second Stage Housing; Women’s Organization
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; referrals; provides legal information; provides general information on how court process works
Website: http://familytransitionplace.ca

Guelph

Family Counselling and Support Services for Guelph Wellington
Contact: 519-824-2431; 1-800-307-7078
Agency type: Family service, mental health or counselling organization
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works
Website: www.familyserviceguelph.on.ca

Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis
Contact: 519-836-1110
Agency type: Women’s organization; violence against women service
Legal issues: Family
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.gwwomenincrisis.org

Owen Sound

The Women’s Centre Inc. Grey & Bruce
Contact: 519-371-1600
Agency Type: Shelter; Second Stage Housing; Women’s Organization
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provide women with general info about how court process works; provide legal information; referrals
Website: www.thewomenscentre.org

Women’s House
Contact: 519.396.9814
Agency Type: Shelter; Second Stage Housing; Women’s Organization; Sexual Assault Services
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provide women with general info about how court process works; provide legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments and court; referrals
Website: whsbg.on.ca

Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth
Contact: 1-866-376-9852
Agency type: Victim Witness/VWAP program or Victim Services
Legal issues: Family; criminal; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; provides legal information; referrals
Website: www.vsbgp.com

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Southwest Region

Goderich Woodstock Stratford Sarnia London St.Thomas Chatham Windsor

Goderich

South West Region

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Victim Services of Huron County
Contact: Toll Free: 1-866-863-4108
Agency Type: Victim Services
Legal Issues: Family
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments and court; referrals
Website: www.victimserviceshuron.ca

Stratford

Optimism Place Women’s Shelter
Contact: 519-271-5310 ext. 24
Agency Type: Women’s Shelter; Family Services; Women’s Organization
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provide women with general info about how court process works; assist women in completing court paperwork; accompany women to other services; accompany women to court; accompany women to lawyer appointments
Website: www.optimismplace.com

Woodstock

Ingamo Homes
Contact: 519-421-0383
Agency type: Second stage housing
Legal issues: Family; criminal; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.ingamohomes.com

Victim Assistance Services of Oxford County
Contact: 519-537-2824
Agency Type: Victim witness/VWAP program or Victim Services
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; referrals
Website: www.vasoc.on.ca

CAS Oxford – Family Violence Counselling Program
Contact: 519-539-1276
Agency Type: Other (Child Protection Service)
Legal Issues: Family and Criminal Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provide general info about how court process works; provide legal information; referrals
Website: www.casoxford.on.ca/helping-families/family-violence-counselling

London

Women’s Community House
Contact: 519-642-3003
Agency type: Women’s shelter, second stage housing; violence against women service
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.shelterlondon.org

St. Thomas

Violence Against Women Services Elgin County
Contact: 519-633-0155
Agency Type: Women’s Organization; Women’s Shelter; Family Services, mental health or counselling organization;
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides women with general info about how court process works; assist women in completing court paperwork; referrals
Website: www.vawsec.on.ca

Sarnia

Family Counselling Centre
Contact: 519-336-0120
Agency Type: Family Service, mental health or counselling organization
Legal Issues: Family
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides legal information
Website: www.familycounsellingctr.com

Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia-Lambton
Contact: 519-336-5200
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.womensintervalhome.com

Chatham

Chatham Kent Women’s Centre
Contact: 519-354-6360 or 1-800-265-0598
Agency Type: Women’s Shelter; Second Stage Housing; Women’s Organization
Legal Issues: Family
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides women with general info about how court process works, provide legal information, accompany women to lawyer appointments and court, refer women to lawyers, other agencies or websites, and assist women in completing court paperwork.
Website: www.ckwc.ca

Windsor

Hiatus House
Contact: 519-252-1143
Agency Type: Women’s Shelter; Women’s Organization; Other
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provide women with general information about how court process works; Provides legal information; Referrals
Website: www.hiatushouse.com

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Central South Region

Central South Region

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Waterloo Ohsweken Townsend Dunnville Hamilton Beamsville St. Catharines Niagara Falls

Waterloo

Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region
Location: Waterloo
Contact: 519-742-5894; 1-800-410-4482
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; provides legal information; accompanies women to services (e.g. child protection, Legal Aid, Office of the Children’s Lawyer, Victims Service, Victim Witness Assistance Program, etc.); referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.wcswr.org

Sexual Assault Support Centre
Contact: 519.571.0121
Agency Type: Sexual Assault Centre
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provide women with general info about how court process works; Accompany women to legal appointments and court; assist women in completing court paperwork; Referrals; provide legal information
Website: www.sascwr.org

Ohsweken

Ganohkwsra Family Assault Support Services
Contact: 519-445-4324
Agency type: Women’s shelter; second stage housing; violence against women service; family service, mental health or counselling organization; Indigenous organization; Aboriginal Health Access Centre
Legal issues: Family
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; accompanies women to court and other services; referrals
Website: ganohkwasra.ca

Hamilton

Good Shepherd Women’s Health Centre
Contact: 905-523-6277 (crisis line); 905-523-8766
Agency type: Women’s shelter; second stage housing; violence against women service; women’s organization
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.goodshepherdcentres.ca/programs/women.htm

Beamsville

West Niagara Second Stage Housing and Counselling
Contact: 905-563-5548
Agency type: Second stage housing
Legal issues: Family; general forms, third-party advocacy and referrals
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.wnss.org

St. Catharines

Gillian’s Place
Contact: 905-684-4000 ext. 242
Agency Type: Shelter; Family service, mental health or counselling organization
Legal Issues: Family Law
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides women with general info about how court process works; assist women in completing court paperwork; provide legal information; provide legal advice
Website: www.gilliansplace.com

Bethlehem Housing and Support Services
Contact: 905-684-1660
Agency type: Transitional housing
Legal issues: Family
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals
Website: bethlehemhousing.ca

Child Advocacy Centre Niagara
Contact: 905-937-5435
Agency type: Family service, mental health or counselling organization; child advocacy centre
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; referrals
Website: www.cacniagara.org

Victim Services Niagara
Contact: 905-688-4111 ext. 5084
Agency type: Victim Witness/VWAP program or Victim Services
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; referrals
Website: www.victimservicesniagara.on.ca

Niagara Falls

Women’s Place of South Niagara
Contact: 905-356-3933 (admin); 905-356-5800 or 905-788-0113 (crisis)
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family; criminal; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; immigration
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: womensplacesn.org

Dunnville

Haldimand and Norfolk Women’s Services
Contact: 1-800-265-8076 (crisis line); 519-426-8048
Agency type: Women’s shelter
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; landlord/tenant; social assistance; human rights
Services: Family Court Support Worker; provides general information on how court process works; assists women in completing court paperwork; provides legal information and advice; accompanies women to lawyer appointments, court and other services; referrals; provides legal representation; provides legal aid 2-hour family violence advice certificate
Website: www.hnws.on.ca

Townsend

Haldimand Norfolk REACH
Contact: 1-800-265-8087; 519-587-2441
Agency type: Family service, mental health or counselling organization; violence against women service; multi-service agency including violence against women, developmental, children’s mental health, youth justice, early childhood
Legal issues: Family; criminal; immigration; Criminal Injuries Compensation Board; employment; human rights
Services: Provides general information on how court process works; provides legal information and advice; referrals
Website: www.hnreach.on.ca

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