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Do you know a woman who is being abused? A legal rights handbook

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Getting help

Call the Assaulted Women's Helpline toll-free at 1-866-863-0511 or 416-863-0511 in Toronto, to find out more about services that can help you. It offers services in more than 150 languages.

If you speak French, you can call Fem'aide at 1-877-336-2433. This is a province-wide helpline for Francophone women.

If you are Indigenous, you can call the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310. This is a crisis helpline with counselling available in English and French and, on request, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktut.

If you are an Indigenous woman living in Northern Ontario, you can call Talk4Healing at 1-855-554-4325. This is a helpline with services provided by Indigenous counsellors in English, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, and Cree.

If you are part of the Six Nations of the Grand River community, you can call Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services at 519-445-4324. It offers a family violence and sexual assault crisis line.

Part 10 of this handbook also lists legal and community resources for women who have been abused. See Legal and community resources in Ontario.