Assaulted Women's Helpline
The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to women in over 200 languages who have experienced abuse. The helpline provides counselling, emotional support, information and referrals.
Toll-free TTY: 1-866-863-7868
Text: #SAFE (#7233) on your Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile
Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
The Schlifer Clinic provides free legal services in family law, criminal law, and immigration and refugee law to women who have experienced violence and abuse.
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)
LAO Contact Centre has a confidential legal advice telephone service. LAO also provides two hours of free legal advice from a lawyer for those who are experiencing violence and need legal assistance. Please call a local shelter or community legal clinic to ask about this service, where they will provide a referral form.
Luke’s Place provides women who have experienced intimate partner violence living in Durham region free legal advice on family law issues. They also offer a Virtual Legal Clinic service and a comprehensive list of family law support throughout different regions of Ontario.
METRAC (The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children)
METRAC provides legal information and education to help women experiencing violence navigate family, criminal and immigration legal systems and provides legal information resources.
Project LISA – Legal Information and Access
Project LISA is a no-cost legal support service for women fleeing intimate partner violence within the Greater Toronto Area. They support women by providing information about family law, referring qualified lawyers, and helping women who qualify receive legal aid certificates.
East York East Toronto Family Resources (EYET)
The East York Housing Help Centre is a program operated by EYET, providing support to those in need of housing help. Programs include Housing Access, Financial Assistance Programs, Tenancy Support and Affordable Housing Listings.
Access to Housing Resource Centre (Housing Connections)
Access to Housing Resource Centre is part of the City of Toronto and is responsible for managing the waiting list for subsidized housing (social housing). Survivors of domestic abuse can be given priority status which means that you can get housing faster.
Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association
This site features a directory of all the access centres to social housing across Ontario
Mental Health Supports
Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres
This site features a directory to the 36 Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres across Ontario. Counselling services and therapeutic support to address the impacts of violence and trauma varies between centres.
Women's College Hospital (WHC)
WCH’s interdisciplinary Women’s Mental Health Program provides women-centred mental health treatment to address the psychological after-effects of trauma.
Women's Health in Women's Hands
Women’s Health in Women’s Hands provides mental health promotion services, including short-term counselling, group sessions and workshops.
YWCA Breakthrough program focuses on healing through the arts and offers a variety of different supports groups to women who have experienced violence and abuse.