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Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region

Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region supports women and children who are experiencing domestic violence. They operate two emergency shelters: Anselma House in Kitchener and Haven House in Cambridge. A free, confidential outreach program is available to women in all cities and townships of Waterloo Region.

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

The Assaulted Women’s Hotline is a free, confidential, 24/7 access line to support and services for domestic violence victims.

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Talk4Healing

Offers 24/7 help, support and resources for Indigenous women, by Indigenous women, all across Ontario. Started in 2012 by Beendigen in partnership with the Ontario Native Women’s Association, Talk4Healing has provided over 20,000 Indigenous women and their families with real-world solutions, without judgment, in a safe and accepting environment. Services are fully grounded in Indigenous culture, wisdom and tradition and are available in several languages.

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Assaulted Women’s Helpline

The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all woman who have experienced abuse. We provide counselling, emotional support, information and referrals. We recognize abuse as one example of women’s social, political and economic inequality in the world. The Helpline is dedicated to working towards equality for all women.

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Love is Respect

Offers comprehensive resources to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.

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211

211 is an award winning helpline and website that provides information on and referrals to Ontario’s community, social, health-related and government services. The vision for 211 Ontario is to be the primary source of information and gateway to human services for individuals and planners.

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Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region

Offers free, wrap-around services and support to people and their families who have experienced sexual violence. We provide individual and group counselling, a 24 Hour Support Line, and advocacy and accompaniments for those navigating court, police, and medical processes. We have a dedicated Anti-Human Trafficking Program. In addition to support services, we’re committed to preventing sexual violence through education and social justice work.

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Victim Services of Waterloo Region

Victim Services of Waterloo Region is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist victims of crime and tragic circumstance in our Region including family members and witnesses. Our staff and volunteers are also available to assist members of the community, local businesses, agencies and services in accessing information and assistance on a variety of topics. Available around the clock to provide immediate crisis intervention, we are also available to provide practical and emotional assistance by telephone.

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St. Mary's Hospital and Cambridge Memorial Hospital

If you are in crisis due to Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault, come into the Emergency department at St. Mary’s Hospital or Cambridge Memorial Hospital to meet with a social worker-nurse team, 24/7.

For more information contact us:

St. Mary’s Hospital:
911 Queen’s Boulevard
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
N2M 1B2


Cambridge Memorial Hospital:
700 Coronation Blvd.
Cambridge, Ontario
N1R 3G2