Timmins and Area Women in Crisis

VAW Emergency Shelter, Stand alone Transitional/ Second Stage Housing, Sexual Assault Centre, Women’s Centre, Human trafficking services

Timmins and Area Women in Crisis (TAWC) is a dynamic, community-based feminist organization, which provides services on intimate partner abuse and sexual violence to women and their dependents in the Timmins area. TAWC works within an integrated feminist, anti-racism, and anti-oppression framework. The agency administers a sexual assault centre, an emergency shelter, second-stage housing and anti-human trafficking, transitional housing, family court, outreach and child witness programs.

Organization Information

Address: 355 Wilson Ave, Timmins, Ontario

Phone Number: 705-268-8381

Crisis Line: 705-264-7233

Text Number: 705-363-8721

Web: https://www.tawc.ca

Hours of operation: 24/7 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
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 Adults
Accountability and/or justice focused programming
Community-based advocacy services
Survivor engagement groups

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 Phone

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

Accessibility: Yes, fully

Gender-neutral Bathrooms: Yes

Childcare Services: No

Pet Accommodations: No accommodations or arrangements for pets, Coordinate with local fosters, Coordinate with local humane societies

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

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

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Services at a Glance

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Provincial Gender Based Violence Associations

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