Safety Planning

Helpful Resources

Here you can find links to information and services that can help you. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

In Toronto:

  • 211 Toronto
    211 is a free helpline that runs 24/7, which can help you find services that meet your needs.
  • Family Service Association of Toronto
    Assisting families and individuals through counselling, community development, advocacy and public education programs.
  • Toronto Distress Centre
    408-HELP Line (416-408-4357) provides crisis response and intervention to the emotionally vulnerable and at-risk in the community.
  • Victim Services Program of Toronto
    Toronto Police service — provides immediate crisis response, intervention and prevention services, which are responsive to the needs of individuals, families and communities affected by crime and sudden tragedies.

In Ontario:

  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline
    1-866-863-0511, 1-866-863-7868 (TTY) — offers a 24-hour telephone and crisis line to all women who have experienced abuse. Provides counselling, safety planning, emotional support, information and referrals.

Across Canada:

  • ShelterSafe
    Online resource to help women and 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.

In the USA:

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline
    1-800-799-7233, 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) — provides lifesaving tools (24/7) and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Offers support, safety planning, crisis intervention information and referral services in more than 200 languages.

Legal Information and Help:

  • Barbra Schlifer Clinic
    Legal representation, professional counselling and multilingual interpretation to women who have experienced abuse.
  • Luke’s Place
    Helps women who have left abusive relationships get through the Family Court process.
  • Community Legal Education Ontario
    Produces clear, accurate and practical legal information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights.
  • Legal Aid Ontario
    Provides legal assistance for low-income people living in Ontario.

Disabled Women:

Kids Help:

  • Kids Help Phone
    24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth.

Men Against Violence Against Women:

  • White Ribbon Campaign
    White Ribbon’s programming challenges negative, outdated concepts of masculinity and inspires men to understand and embrace the incredible potential they have to be a part of positive change.

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