VAW Emergency Shelter, Stand alone Transitional/ Second Stage Housing, Sexual Assault Centre, Regional Crisis Line/Help Line, Community-based advocacy services

At Anova, we believe an inclusive world of shared power where everyone lives freely without fear of violence is possible. We are working to create change to eliminate patriarchal patterns that result in gender-based sexual violence and inequality. We are the product of a merger between London’s Women’s Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London, to provide improved services to our community. Anova provides safe places, shelter, support, counselling, and resources for abused women, their children, and all oppressed individuals to find a new start.

Organization Information

Address: 255 Horton Street E, London, Ontario

Phone Number: 519-642-3003

Crisis Line: 519-642-3000 Toll free: 1-800-265-1576


Hours of operation: 24/7, Varies by program (contact organization to inquire)


Services Available:
VAW Shelter
VAW Counselling/Support Services
VAW Legal Support/Advocacy
VAW Housing Support/Advocacy/THSP
VAW Crisis Line Support
Transitional/Second Stage Housing Program
Sexual Assault Individual Counselling Services
Sexual Assault Group Counselling Services
Support/service for children/youth who have experienced violence/abuse
Support/service for children/youth who have witnessed violence/abuse
Education/Prevention Services for Children and Youth
Education/Prevention Services for Adults
Legal Services/Advocacy
Accountability and/or justice focused programming
Community-based advocacy services
Healthy-masculinity focused programming
Survivor engagement groups
Immigration and refugee supports
Mobile/Home Based Services

Organization Located In: Urban (population 100,000 and over)


Languages Available: English , all languages available with interpretation services

Translation Services: Yes

Initial Contact: In-person (walk in services), Phone , email

Ongoing Service Delivery: In-person, Phone email, zoom

Accessibility: Partially

Gender-neutral Bathrooms: Yes

Childcare Services: Yes, call to inquire

Specialized/targeted Programming:
Children and Youth

Inclusivity Policies: None

Transportation Costs Provided For: Emergency Transportation (to shelter)

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Provincial Gender Based Violence Associations

Aboriginal Shelters of OntarioOntario Coalition of Rape Crisis CentresOntario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centresaction ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes LogoFamily Service OntarioOntario Network of Victim Service Providers