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Safe Shelter Services

Striving to provide a safe and comfortable place to stay for all self-identified women

Striving to provide a safe and comfortable place to stay for all self-identified women

Halton Women’s Place strives to provide a safe and comfortable place to stay for all self-identified women (16 years of age and older) and their children fleeing domestic violence.  Two emergency short-term shelters are available in the Halton Region, one in Milton and one in Burlington.

What can you expect at the shelter?

  • Safe shelter with staff available 24 hours a day
  • Clean and welcoming bedrooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Children’s Services, including parenting support, therapeutic groups, children’s activities, playroom
  • Court support for interim custody and restraining orders
  • One-to-one counselling as needed
  • Advocacy for you and your children
  • Support in accessing community services
  • Supportive group counselling
  • Danger Assessment, including Safety Planning
  • Depart Planning

 

Halton Women’s Place strives to provide a safe and comfortable place to stay for all self-identified women (16 years of age and older) and their children fleeing domestic violence.  Two emergency short-term shelters are available in the Halton Region, one in Milton and one in Burlington.

What can you expect at the shelter?

Safe shelter with staff available 24 hours a day

Clean and welcoming bedrooms

Laundry facilities

Children’s Services, including parenting support, therapeutic groups, children’s activities, playroom

Court support for interim custody and restraining orders

One-to-one counselling as needed

Advocacy for you and your children

Support in accessing community services

Supportive group counselling

Danger Assessment, including Safety Planning

Depart Planning

    Safe Pet Program, For the Love of Paws

    There are many reasons women stay with abusive partners and often times it is because their abuser has threatened to harm or kill the family pet and used this threat as leverage to keep women in these relationships. Research shows that 48% of survivors will delay leaving their abuser or not leave at all if they cannot take their pet with them to safety. We bridge a significant gap in the gender-based violence sector by offering our safe pet programs to survivors.

    HWP’s safe pet program For the Love of Paws helps women temporarily re-home their pets so that they are able to access safety and heal from trauma while knowing their pets are being loved and cared for. We’ve partnered with local veterinarians and pet boarding agencies to provide safe and temporary spaces for the families who turn to HWP. By addressing the need for their pets’ safety women can make the best choices for themselves and their children.

    If you or someone you know is in crisis and are worried about the safety of your pet please call our crisis information and support line to learn more about how we can help.

     

    If you are in crisis or need more information about staying in the shelter, please call our crisis line:

    Halton Women’s Place – South – 905-332-7892

    Halton Women’s Place – North – 905-878-8555

    Halton Women’s Place will accept collect calls, and if needed, can support with emergency transportation.

    Safe Pet Program, For the Love of Paws

    There are many reasons women stay with abusive partners and often times it is because their abuser has threatened to harm or kill the family pet and used this threat as leverage to keep women in these relationships. Research shows that 48% of survivors will delay leaving their abuser or not leave at all if they cannot take their pet with them to safety. We bridge a significant gap in the gender-based violence sector by offering our safe pet programs to survivors.

    HWP’s safe pet program For the Love of Paws helps women temporarily re-home their pets so that they are able to access safety and heal from trauma while knowing their pets are being loved and cared for. We’ve partnered with local veterinarians and pet boarding agencies to provide safe and temporary spaces for the families who turn to HWP. By addressing the need for their pets’ safety women can make the best choices for themselves and their children.

    If you or someone you know is in crisis and are worried about the safety of your pet please call our crisis information and support line to learn more about how we can help.

    If you are in crisis or need more information about staying in the shelter, please call our crisis line:

    Halton Women’s Place – South – 905-332-7892

    Halton Women’s Place – North – 905-878-8555

    Halton Women’s Place will accept collect calls, and if needed, can support with emergency transportation.

    NEED HELP NOW?
    CALL OUR 24-HOUR CRISIS LINES

    BURLINGTON & OAKVILLE: 905-332-7892

    MILTON & HALTON HILLS: 905-878-8555

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