Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Services

VAW Emergency Shelter

Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Services, (HNWS) is dedicated to a non-oppressive social, political and economic environment for women, their children and their communities

Organization Information

Address: 12 Homewood Avenue, Simcoe, Ontario

Phone Number: 519-805-8188

Crisis Line: 800-265-0876

Text Number: 226-931-0435

Email: hnws@hnws.on.ca

Web: http://www.hnws.on.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
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
Legal Services/Advocacy
Community-based advocacy services

Organization Located In: Rural/Urban Mix (population 30,000-99,999)

 

Languages Available: English

Translation Services: Yes

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

Ongoing Service Delivery: In-person, Text, Web-based chat, Phone

Accessibility: Yes, fully

Gender-neutral Bathrooms: Yes

Childcare Services: Yes, call to inquire

Pet Accommodations: Coordinate with local fosters, Coordinate with local humane societies, Coordinate with local vet, Some pets can stay one or two nights at the shelter – crisis only

Specialized/targeted Programming:
Children and Youth

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

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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Text Support icon Text Support

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Pets off-site icon Pet Accommodations Off-site

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Crisis Support icon Crisis Support

Text Support icon Text Support

Childcare icon Childcare

Accessibility icon Accessibility

Pets off-site icon Pet Accommodations Off-site

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Provincial Gender Based Violence Associations

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