Do you know a woman who is being abused? A legal rights handbook
Assaulted Women's Helpline
The Assaulted Women's Helpline is a free telephone and TTY crisis telephone line for women in Ontario who have experienced abuse. You do not have to give your name when you call. It offers crisis counselling, safety planning, emotional support, information and referrals in over 200 languages. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Toronto area: 416-863-0511
Toll-free TTY: 1-866-863-7868
Toronto area TTY: 416-364-8762
Mobile: #SAFE (#7233)
This helpline is for Francophone women in Ontario seeking support, referrals, and information on woman abuse, including sexual assault. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Toll-free TTY: 1-866-860-7082
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
This crisis helpline provides culturally-sensitive counselling support for Indigenous people. Counsellors also provide referrals for follow-up services. Counselling is available in English and French and, on request, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktut. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Talk4Healing is a helpline for Aboriginal women living in Northern Ontario. Services are provided by Aboriginal counsellors in English, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, and Cree. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services
If you are part of the Six Nations of the Grand River community, Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services offers a family violence and sexual assault crisis line. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They also offer community counselling and education, shelter services, outreach services, and a youth shelter.
The 211 telephone helpline is a referral service, offered in more than 100 languages, for all types of social services. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The website is an online resource to help you find community and social services available across Ontario. It also lists programs and services for victims of abuse and assault at www.211ontario.ca/topic/abuseassault.