If you experience domestic violence during COVID-19
During the province’s state of emergency, ministry-funded emergency shelters for women and children fleeing violence continue to operate and are available to support. If you are in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police. To find support in your area, you can call: one of the provincial crisis lines Ontario 211: by phone at 2-1-1 Toll-free: 1-877-330-3213 Toll-free TTY: 1-888-340-1001 Helping women flee domestic violence Ontario continues to take decisive action to protect the health and safety of all people and families during the COVID-19 outbreak. While physical distancing and self-isolation are strongly encouraged, this may not be feasible for women experiencing domestic violence and abuse. During the province’s state of emergency, ministry-funded emergency shelters for women and children fleeing violence continue to operate and are available to offer support. However, if you are in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police. To find support in your area, call one of the provincial crisis lines below, or contact Ontario 211 by phone at 2-1-1 or 1-877-330-3213 (toll-free), and TTY at 1-888-340-1001. If you are able to access services remotely, you can utilize one of the provincial crisis lines. Crisis lines are free and confidential. 24-hour helplines offer someone to talk to, crisis counselling, emotional support, safety planning, legal information and other assistance, no matter where you’re located in the province. Assaulted Women’s Helpline 24/7 crisis counselling and referrals to shelters, legal advice and other help in over 200 different languages, including 17 Indigenous languages. Toll free (Ontario)
Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
(Fido, Rogers, Bell, Telus)
awhl.org/ Fem’aide 24/7 anonymous crisis counselling and referral services for Francophone or French speaking women.
1-877-FEMAIDE (1-877-336-2433) femaide.ca Talk4Healing 24/7, culturally sensitive crisis counselling, advice and support for Indigenous Women and their families living in urban, rural and remote communities, both on and off reserve, available in English, Ojibway, Oji-Cree and Cree. Toll free (Ontario), call or text:
1-855-554-HEAL (4325) Live chat also available at:
talk4healing.com/ We continue to actively monitor the situation and continue to keep in touch with our service providers.