Safety Network Durham

Women’s Centre

Safety Network Durham provides a centralized place in that multiple different agencies come together in one location to support the multiple needs of women affected by gender-based violence (i.e counselling, housing, legal support, financial support, etc).

Organization Information

Address: 707 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, Ontario

Phone Number: 905-432-7233 x 300



Hours of operation: 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
Sexual Assault Evidence Collection (18+)
Sexual Assault Evidence Collection (Child/Youth)
Domestic Assault/ Domestic Violence Physical Evidence Collection Crisis Lines/Help Lines
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
Survivor engagement groups
Immigration and refugee supports

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


Languages Available: English , Over 300 languages through MCIS

Translation Services: Yes

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

Specialized/targeted Programming:
Children and Youth
Francophone survivors
Sex workers
Survivors of Exploitation and Human Trafficking

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