Embrave: Agency to End Violence (formerly Interim Place)

VAW Emergency Shelter

Embrave: Agency to End Violence is a non-profit organization that provides shelter, counselling, and advocacy supports for women, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary folks and their children impacted by gender-based violence. We amplify the voices of survivors, educate the community, and inspire systemic change to create a society free of violence.

Organization Information

Address: Mississauga, Ontario

Phone Number: 905-403-9691

Crisis Line: 905-403-0864 or 1-855-676-8515

Email: info@embrave.ca

Web: http://www.embrave.ca

Hours of operation: 24/7


Services Available:
VAW Shelter
VAW Counselling/Support Services
VAW Legal Support/Advocacy
VAW Housing Support/Advocacy/THSP
VAW Crisis Line Support
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
Community-based advocacy services
Survivor engagement groups
Immigration and refugee supports
Survivor Specific employment, training and education supports
Mobile/Home Based Services

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


Languages Available: English

Translation Services: Yes

Initial Contact: Phone

Ongoing Service Delivery: In-person, Phone

Accessibility: Partially

Gender-neutral Bathrooms: Yes

Childcare Services: Yes, call to inquire

Pet Accommodations: Coordinate with local fosters, Coordinate with local vet, Other , We work with Safepet to provide foster care while clients are in shelter, with the exception of emotional support animals. Support animals can stay with clients in shelter.

Specialized/targeted Programming:
Children and Youth
Indigenous survivors
Older Adults
People with Precarious Status
Sex workers
Substance Users
Two Spirited, Gender Diverse, Gender Non-Conforming and Trans Individuals

Inclusivity Policies: Feminist Intersectional Framework (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Harm Reduction (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Service Trans and Non-Binary (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Informed-Consent Framework, Informed-Consent (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Sex-Work Positive – Policy Includes Complaint Procedure, Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Framework, Sex-Work Positive Framework, Harm Reduction Framework, Feminist Intersectional Framework, Organization-wide capacity to provide responsive service to trans and non-binary individuals and communities

Transportation Costs Provided For: Emergency Transportation (to shelter), Public Transportation for programming/appointments

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Services at a Glance

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Age friendly iconAge Friendly

Pets off-site icon Pet Accommodations Off-site

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