We care about your safety. Below you will find a listing of some help lines and services that you might need in difficult times.
Kids help phone – 1-800-668-6868
Teen Legal Helpline
Assaulted Women’s Helpline
1-866-863-0511 (toll free) or 1-866-863-7868 (TTY) or 416-863-0511 (Toronto). This confidential, 24-hour province-wide helpline offers crisis counseling, emotional support, safety planning, and referrals for women needing a shelter, legal advice or other supports. Available in more than one hundred languages including over a dozen Aboriginal dialects.
Femaide: Women who have been victims of violence will find help with this crisis line.
1-877–FEMAIDE or 1-877-336-2433 (toll-free) or 1-866-860-7082 (TTY)
Femaide has a range of resource to help women escape dangerous situations, find shelter, seek counseling and provide immediate emotional support as needed. Note that this line connects to a crisis center for French speakers. 24 hour availability with complete confidentiality.
Women who need emergency shelter and other resources including food and counseling will find support at Ontario 211 which offers a directory of shelters for women who have been victims of domestic violence.
Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Centres offer a wide variety of services to victims and survivors of sexual violence, 16 years and over. Services include:
Visit the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centers for additional details on each service including locations and contact information.
Services provided by the Ministry of Attorney General
The Ministry of Attorney General provides information on programs and services for victims of crime, including:
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, an independent agency of the Ministry of Attorney General, provides victims of crime the financial means to overcome the hardship they experience as a result of their victimization. The Board assesses financial compensation for victims of violent crime committed in Ontario who qualify under the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act.
Creating a Safety Plan
Safety planning helps women and their children avoid further violence and trauma by taking strategic measures to increase safety. Find out more about safety planning by visiting:
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