The Redwood

VAW Emergency Shelter

The Redwood provides programs and services to support women and non-binary folks and their children to live and thrive without abuse, homelessness, and poverty. We work for social change through learning, collaboration, and advocacy.

Organization Information

Address: Toronto, Ontario

Phone Number: 416-533-9372

Crisis Line: 416-533-8538

Text Number: 647-370-8300

Chat Support: http://iDetermine.ca

Web: http://theredwood.com

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
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
Accountability and/or justice focused programming
Community-based advocacy services
Survivor engagement groups
Immigration and refugee supports
Survivor Specific employment, training and education supports

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

 

Languages Available: English, French, Arabic, Punjabi, Spanish , Bana, Yoruba, Many Caribbean dialects, Gujurati, Hindi, Amharic, Tigriyan, Farsi, Dari

Translation Services: Yes

Initial Contact: 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

Specialized/targeted Programming:
Children and Youth
Francophone survivors
Indigenous survivors
LGBTQ+
Newcomer
Older Adults
People with Precarious Status
Perpetrators/Aggressors of violence/abuse/unsafe behaviours in relationships
Sex workers
Substance Users
Survivors of Exploitation and Human Trafficking
Two Spirited, Gender Diverse, Gender Non-Conforming and Trans Individuals

Inclusivity Policies: Feminist Intersectional Framework (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Harm Reduction (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Sex-Work Positive – Policy Includes Complaint Procedure, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Framework, Feminist Intersectional Framework (Policy Includes Training), Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (Policy Includes Training), Harm Reduction (Policy Includes Training), Sex-Work Positive – Policy Includes Training, Sex-Work Positive Framework, Harm Reduction Framework, Feminist Intersectional Framework

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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Crisis Support icon Crisis Support

Chat Support icon Chat Support

Text Support icon Text Support

Childcare icon Childcare

Accessibility icon Accessibility

Age friendly iconAge Friendly

Pets off-site icon Pet Accommodations Off-site

Provincial Gender Based Violence Associations

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