Gillian's Place

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

Gillian’s Place provides safe refuge and support programs in an effort to end domestic violence. At Gillian’s Place, we provide safe shelter, confidential over-the-phone and in-person support services such as outreach counselling, legal advice and transitional housing for women, children and LGBTQQIA2S+ individuals.

Organization Information

Address: 15 Gibson Place, St. Catharines, Ontario

Phone Number: 905-684-4000

Crisis Line: 905-684-8331

Text Number: 905-684-8331

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
Transitional/Second Stage Housing Program
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
Healthy-masculinity focused programming
Survivor engagement groups
Mobile/Home Based Services

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

 

Languages Available: English

Translation Services: Yes

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

Ongoing Service Delivery: In-person, Text, Phone

Accessibility: Yes, fully

Gender-neutral Bathrooms: Yes

Childcare Services: Yes, call to inquire

Pet Accommodations: Allow pets to stay in shelter with survivors, Coordinate with local humane societies, Other , Currently, emotional support animals may stay in shelter. For other animals, we have a partnership with local humane society for boarding.

Specialized/targeted Programming:
Children and Youth
Indigenous survivors
LGBTQ+
Substance Users
Survivors of Exploitation and Human Trafficking
Two Spirited, Gender Diverse, Gender Non-Conforming and Trans Individuals

Inclusivity Policies: Harm Reduction (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Service Trans and Non-Binary (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Sex-Work Positive – Policy Includes Complaint Procedure, Feminist Intersectional Framework (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Trauma-Informed - Policy Includes Complaint Procedure, 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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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