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Toronto Police None-Emergency Line

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre (TRCC) Crisis Line

Community Connection
Helps people find community services in Niagara Region, South Georgian Bay, Toronto

Crisis Lines

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
1-866-863-0511 | Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week
Provides information and referrals to lawyers, counselling and support programs for survivors of violence in more than 150 languages. This service is available 24 hours a day.

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
416-597-8808 | Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week

Kid’s Help Phone
1-800-668-6868 | Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter
416-746-3701 | Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week

Distress Centre of Toronto
416-408-4357 | Multiple Languages
Phone line for people in emotional distress or in need of crisis intervention and suicide prevention

Senior Safety Line
Confidential support line for seniors experiencing abuse

Suicidal Thoughts/Ideation

Gerstein Center
416-929-5200 | Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week

Distress Centre of Toronto
416-408-4357 | Survivor Support Program: 416-595-1716
Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week

Your Life Counts
Provides online support to prevent suicide and support families who have been affected by it

Centres and Clinics

Distress Centre of Toronto – Crisis
10 Trinity Square, Toronto | 416-408-4357
Hours: 24/7

Gerstein Centre – Crisis
100 Charles St. E, Toronto | 416-929-5200

Telehealth Ontario – Medical
Confidential phone services to get health advice or information from a registered nurse

Hassle Free Clinic – Medical
66 Gerrard St. E, Toronto – 2nd floor | 416-922-0566

Women’s College Hospital – Medical
489 College St., #303B | 416-534-8458 ext. 228

Women’s Counselling Referral and Education Centre – Counselling
489 College St., Toronto | 416-534-7501

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic – Counselling, referrals, legal
489 College St., Toronto | 416-323-9149 ext. 278
Provides free counselling, referral, and legal and interpreter services for women in Toronto who are survivors of violence. Family, Immigration, and Criminal law.

Bloor West Village Women’s Clinic – Abortion
2425 Bloor St. W., Suite 403, Toronto | 416-849-4595
Opens every day at 9am, except Thursday and Sunday.
OHIP required – please bring health card.

Morgentaler Clinic – Abortion
727 Hillsdale Ave. E. | 416-932-0446

Cabbagetown Women’s Clinic – Abortion
302 Gerrard St. East | 1-800-399-1592
Hours: 8am – 8pm every day
OHIP required – please bring health card.

Counselling and Group Counselling Services


Barbra Schlifer Clinic
489 College St.
Counselling, legal, interpretation, information and referral service for women survivors of violence

Catholic Family Services
1155 Yonge St., Suite 200 | 416-921-1163
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am – 8pm, Fri 9am – 5pm, *every 3rd Sat 10am – 4pm
Client Base: Individuals, couples, and families

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands
2 Carlton St., Suite 500 | 416-593-7655
Client Base: Racialized women

Women’s College Hospital – Brief Psychotherapy Program
76 Grenville St., 7th floor | 416-323-6011
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Client Base: Women
18-month waitlist. Covered by OHIP – please bring health card

Woodgreen Community Services
815 Danforth Ave., near Donlands station | 416-645-6000 ext. 1100 or ext. 2550
Client Base: Seniors and people with disabilities (55+)

Women’s College Hospital
76 Grenville St., 7th floor | 416-323-6400 ext. 4230
Client Base: Women who have experienced childhood interpersonal trauma

Parkdale Community Health Centre
1229 Queen St. W., Parkdale | 416-537-8222
Hours: Mon-Sat with varying hours. Call for information on specific hours
Client Base: Women 16+ survivors of trauma, relationship violence, etc.

Scarborough Women’s Health Centre
2100 Ellesmere Rd., Suite 245, Scarborough | 416-439-7111
Client Base: Women, especially women who have experienced violence

Alternatives Mental Health
1245 Danforth Ave., Greenwood station | 416-640-1934
Hours: Mon -Fri 8am – 5pm
Client Base: Anyone 16 or older

Rexdale Women’s Services
Client Base: Women, especially newcomer women who have experienced violence

Davenport Perth Community Health Centre
1900 Davenport Rd. | 416-656-8025 or 416-652-4366 (counselling options)
Client Base: Anyone experiencing mental health issues
2-3 month waitlist

Family Service Toronto
355 Church St. (offers counselling in various locations) | 416-240-1111 ext. 2274
Hours: Weds 4pm – 8pm
Client Base: Women who have experienced sexual abuse

Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre
1326 Gerrard St. E, Riverdale | 416-465-6021
Client Base: Newcomer women relationship abuse esp. Asian & South Asian
Notes: Need referral

Sherbourne Community Health Centre
333 Sherbourne St., Sherboune & Jarvis | 416-324-4180
Hours: Walk-in: Tues 1pm
Client Base: LGBTQ folks, newcomers to Canada, or people with mental health issues
Notes: 8-10 month waitlist.

Unison Community Health Services
Locations: Lawrence Heights, Bathurst-Finch, Jane-Trethewey, Keele-Rogers
Phone number: BF – 647-436-0385, JT – 416-645-7575, KR – 416-653-5400, LH – 416-787-1661

West End Sexual Abuse Treatment Program (WESAT) – Etobicoke Children’s Centre
65 Hartsdale Dr., Etobicoke | 416-240-1111 ext. 2274
Client Base: Female adult survivors + children 3-18 years + their families

205 Parliament St., Toronto | 416-365-1888
Hours: 9am – 7pm
Client Base: Pregnant mothers/single mothers’ w/ children

Group Counselling

Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic – Spirited Women
489 College St., 5th Floor | 416-323-9149 ext. 234
Hours: Thursdays September 18th – October 23rd
Client Base: Women 16+ who have experienced violence

West End Sexual Abuse Treatment Program (WESAT) – Etobicoke Children’s Centre
65 Hartsdale Dr. Etobicoke | 416-240-1111 ext. 2274
Client Base: women 18+ who have experienced abuse

Counterpoint Counselling and Educational Co-op
920 Yonge St., Ste 601 | 416-920-6516
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm
Client Base: women 18+ who have experienced abuse in their relationship

Women’s College Hospital – WRAP Group
76 Grenville St., 7th floor | 416-323-6400 ext. 4863
Hours: Mon – Thurs, 9am – 1pm
Covered by OHIP – please bring health card
Client Base: Women Recovering from Abuse Program

Catholic Family Services – Safe to Share Group
5799 Yonge St., Suite 300, North York area | 416-222-0048
Hours: Wed 6:30-8:30pm
Client Base: Women who have experienced intimate partner abuse

Sistering – Drop-in Program
962 Bloor St. W, Bloor and Ossington | 416-926-9762
Hours: Monday 11:30am-3:00pm, Tuesday to Sunday 9:30am – 3:00pm
Client Base: Women, homeless women, trauma survivors, women with mental illness

Rexdale Women’s Services
925 Albion Rd. Suite 309, 3rd floor, Etobicoke | 416-745-0062
Client Base: Women, esp. newcomer women that have experienced violence

Parkdale Community Health Centre – Women’s Connection Services
27 Roncesvalles Ave. | 416-537-8222
Hours: Mon – Sat, varied times
Client Base: Women 16+ who have experienced violence

North York Women’s Centre
116 Industry St., Eglington & Keele | 416-781-0479
Client Base: Legal Assistance

YWCA Breakthrough Program
87 Elm St | 416-487-7151 ext. 266
Client Base: Women with children

Women’s and Children’s Services

Yorktown Child and Family Centre
2010 Eglinton Ave. W., Suite 300, near Eglinton West station | 416-394-2424
Hours: Mon & Thurs 2pm–6pm, Tues & Fridays 10am – 2pm, Wednesday evenings 4pm – 8pm
Client Base: Families and children

The Child Development Institute
416-603-1827, ext. 2241 (Caitlin), 2295 (Asisa), or 2249 (Ena, Spanish-speaking)
Client Base: Women and children

YWCA Toronto
416-961-8100 | Toll-Free: 1-888-843-9922
Client Base: Provides emergency shelter and permanent housing to single women and women with children

YWCA Here to Help
South Scarborough | 416-266-1232, ext. 22 (Maria Palma)
Client Base: Women and children (aged 4-16) that have witnessed abuse

Black Youth Helpline
Client Base: Information, referral and support for black youth; provides parenting and school support

HEYY Line (Toronto)
Hours: Mon – Fri 6-9pm
Client Base: Phone line and only chat for youth to talk to other youth about issues or problems

Nasheeha Muslim Youth Helpline
Hours: Mon – Fri 6-9pm
Client Base: Supports Muslim Youth

Women’s Multicultural Resources and Counselling Services of Durham
Client Base: Counselling, referrals, public education, workshops, and training and supportive services for women of colour, immigrant, and refugee women and children on issues of violence and abuse)

Independent Legal Advice for Sexual Assault Survivors (Pilot Program)
Client base: If you are a survivor of sexual assault in Toronto, Thunder Bay and Ottawa, you may be eligible for up to 4 hours of free legal advice to discuss your legal options

Planned Parenthood Toronto
Client Base: Sexual, reproductive, mental, and primary health care clinic for youth 13 – 29

Native Youth Sexual Health Network
Client Base: Works with Indigenous peoples across the United States and Canada to advocate for and build strong, comprehensive, and culturally safe sexuality and reproductive health, rights, and justice initiatives in their own communities

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands
416-593-7655 or 416-593-5835
Client Base: Health Services for Black women and women of colour in Toronto and surrounding areas

OASIS Centre des Femmes
Client Base: Provides free, private support programs for women survivors of violence. Family Court Support Workers available for Francophone women

Anishnaabe-Kwewag Gaming, Roseneath
In a First Nation near Rice Lake | 24 Hour Crisis Line: Local: 905-352-3708
Toll free: 1-800-388-5171
Client base: Crisis shelter for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women and their children.

South Asian Women’s Centre
Client Base: Non-profit women’s organization run by, and for South Asian Women

Hamilton Native Women’s Centre Emergency Shelter
905-664-1114 | 1-888-308-6559

Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto
613-722-3033 | 1-800-461-4043
Client Base: Works to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations and Metis women within First Nation, Metis and Canadian societies

Ontario Native Women’s Association
Client Base: Not for profit organization that was established in 1972 to empower and support Aboriginal women and their families throughout the province of Ontario

Talk 4 Healing Hotline
Client Base: Free and culturally safe helpline for Aboriginal Women in Northern Ontario

Male Survivors Services

The Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Program
Notes: Male survivors of sexual abuse have access to a number of specialized services to help them deal with the impact of abuse, including:

  • individual and group counselling
  • peer support
  • telephone and online counselling
  • referrals to other appropriate community support services to meet other long-term needs that clients may have

Housing Services

ShelterSafe.ca is an online resource to help women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse. The clickable map will serve as a fast resource to connect women with the nearest shelter that can offer safety, hope and support. Our objective is to ensure that women can seek safety when they need it. Sheltersafe.ca allows you to quickly identify a shelter in a specific geographic area along with its 24 hour emergency phone number. We want to ensure that women get the services they need as quickly as possible. Abused women are most at-risk of extreme violence when they are preparing to leave an abusive relationship. This resource is for women directly impacted by violence as well as for their concerned friends, family, colleagues and employers. Sheltersafe.ca is an initiative of Women’s Shelters Canada. A map is not only a tool but it is a reminder of the safety net created across Canada to serve victims of domestic violence.

Special Priority Program (Housing Connections)
176 Elm St. (Resource Centre) | 416-397-7400
Hours: Mon, Weds, Thurs, and Fri: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Tues: 8:30am – 6:00pm
Client Base: Low income women who have been abused (families or individuals)

Rent-Geared-To-Income (Housing Connections) (TCH)
Client Base: Rent geared income.

Homeward Bound (PNP)
Client Base: Single mothers 19+ & children, living with unstable housing
416-645-6000 x. 3006
Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Waitlist: 6 month – 1 year waiting list.
Length of stay: 4 years

Riverdale Housing Action Group (PNP)
Client Base: Low income single women w/w-o children
1327 Queen St E | 416-469-3278
Hours: Mon-Fri 1am – 5pm
Waitlist: Must have referral

Toronto Women’s Housing Co-operative
Client Base: Women with or without children
Shutter St | 416-865-1765
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm

Other Services

Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD)
Client Base: The OIPRD accepts, processes, and oversees the investigation of public complaints against Ontario’s police

Arch Disability Law Clinic
Client Base: Community legal clinic that offers summary legal advice and legal referrals for people with disabilities

Canadian Hearing Society
Client Base: Offers programs and services to meet the needs of people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing. Programs include accessibility services, interpreting, hearing and healthcare, counselling and education programs

Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT)
Client Base: Offers services for people with disabilities, including programs for women in abusive relationships, legal information, employment, housing, medical and transportation information and referrals

Springtide Resources
Client Base: Violence prevention and education organization with expertise in providing services to women with disabilities and Deaf women

The DisAbled Women’s Network Ontario (DAWN)
Client Base: Provides information for women with disAbilities who are survivors of violence or other forms of abuse

Hours: 24/7
Client Base: Offers support, referrals, and information on woman abuse, including sexual assault, to Francophone women in Ontario.

AIDS and Sexual Health Information Line
416-392-2437 or 1-800-668-2437
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am – 11:30pm, Sat & Sun 1am – 4pm
Client Base: Anonymous and non-judgemental counselling on issues related to HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health; Ontario-wide, in multiple languages

Shout Clinic
Client Base: Street-involved youth under 25, services include: medical, nursing, dental and counselling

Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples
Intake phone number: 416-533-0680
Women’s program phone number: 416-533-6411
Client Base: Community legal clinic that also has special programs for women who need family and criminal law help, or support leaving an abusive relationship

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations
Client base: Support and counselling for 2-spirited people living and affected by HIV/AIDS

Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto
Client Base: Community legal clinic that provides information, legal health and supports Aboriginal controlled and culturally based justice alternatives

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations
Client Base: Support and counselling for 2-Spirited people living and affected by HIV/AIDS

519 Community Centre
Client Base: Community services, programs and safe space for LGBTQI2S communities

Centre for Women & Trans People at York
Room 322, Student Centre, 4700 Keele St. Toronto
Client Base: Provides crisis intervention, counselling, housing, referral services as well as a computer, library and internet access

LGBTQ Parenting Network
416-324-4100 ext. 5276
Client Base: Promotes the rights and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer parents, prospective parents, and their families and children

Massey Centre for Women (Toronto)
Client Base: Housing and resources for pregnant teens, young single mothers, and their babies

Ontario Network of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Care and Treatment Centres
A listing of hospital-based centres in Ontario

Internet Child Exploitation (ICE)
416-515-1100 ext. 338 | 1-855-424-110 ext. 338
Counselling program

Victim Services Toronto
Crisis line: 416-808-7066
Client base: Provides 24/7 immediate crisis response, intervention, and prevention services including crisis response programs, counselling, community referrals, safety planning, mediation, court support

Springtide Resources
Training and resources on violence against women

White Ribbon Campaign
Public education for men and boys working to end violence against women

Women Abuse Council of Toronto
Resources and coordination to address violence against women