Women's Habitat of Etobicoke

VAW Emergency Shelter, Healthy-masculinity focused programming (i.e. Caring Dads), Community Counselling Centre, Housing referral and Advocacy

Women’s Habitat of Etobicoke (WHE) is a feminist, multi-service, community-based organization in South Etobicoke, serving diverse women and their dependents experiencing violence and poverty since 1978. Our mission is to provide a safe refuge, counselling, support and advocacy for women and their children who are fleeing violence; while also working towards a more equal society where the inherent value of all women is recognized and celebrated. In 2006, WHE opened an outreach centre to respond to the increasing needs for services for victims and survivors of domestic violence. WHE offers transformational services and programs in two distinct locations to address the impact of violence and poverty on women and their dependents which includes, safety audits, safety planning, trauma-informed crisis and ongoing counseling services, housing support services, advocacy and referrals to settlement and community resources, as well as skills and capacity building for promoting healthy relationships and prevention of gender-based violence.

Organization Information

Address: 140 Islington Avenue, Etobicoke, ON, M8V 3B6, Etobicoke, Canada

Phone Number: 1(416) 252-7949

Crisis Line: 1(416)252-5829

Web: http://womenshabitat.ca

Hours of operation: Varies by program (contact organization to inquire)


Services Available:
VAW Shelter
VAW Counselling/Support Services
VAW Housing Support/Advocacy/THSP
VAW Crisis Line Support
Support/service for children/youth who have experienced violence/abuse

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

Ongoing Service Delivery: In-person Web-based chat

Accessibility: Partially

Gender-neutral Bathrooms: No

Childcare Services: No

Specialized/targeted Programming:
Children and Youth

Inclusivity Policies: Trauma-Informed Service Framework, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Framework, Harm Reduction Framework, Feminist Intersectional Framework

Transportation Costs Provided For: Emergency Transportation (to shelter) Public Transportation for programming/appointments

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Provincial Gender Based Violence Associations

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