Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region

VAW Emergency Shelter

In partnership with our community, Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region empowers and supports women and children to move beyond violence and abuse through the provision of safe shelter, transitional housing, education and outreach services.

Organization Information

Address: 700 Heritage Drive, Kitchener, Ontario

Crisis Line: 519-742-5894

Chat Support: http://www.wcswr.org

Email: info@wcswr.org

Web: http://www.wcswr.org

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
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
Community-based advocacy services

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

 

Languages Available: English

Translation Services: Yes

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

Ongoing Service Delivery: In-person Phone

Accessibility: Yes, fully

Gender-neutral Bathrooms: Yes

Childcare Services: No

Specialized/targeted Programming:
Children and Youth
Newcomer
Survivors of Exploitation and Human Trafficking

Inclusivity Policies: Trauma-Informed Service Framework, Harm Reduction (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Informed-Consent Framework, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Framework, Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (Policy Includes Training), Harm Reduction (Policy Includes Training), Informed-Consent (Policy Includes Training), Trauma-Informed - Policy Includes Complaint Procedure, 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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