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

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Is there other protection available?

Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario (VCAO) is available across the province. It provides support in case of a crisis. It also helps protect the safety of individuals and families who are at risk of experiencing violence by a former partner.

Services include:

  • safety planning
  • follow-up client contact
  • referrals to other services
  • providing a cell phone programmed to call 911

For more information, and to find the VCAO agency in your area, call the Victim Support Line at 1-888-579-2888, or search the online Victim Services Directory at