Assaulted Women's Helpline

Confidential and anonymous telephone crisis line for individuals experiencing domestic violence.

Services offered include:

  • crisis counselling
  • emotional support
  • information and referrals to emergency shelters, legal information, and community services
  • culturally appropriate resources for abused women

Also offers workshops and training seminars on topics such as elder abuse, partner abuse, criminal harassment, legal issues and resources for abused women, anti-violence initiatives and more. Visit website or contact for more information.

Organizations that offer this Service
Ontario Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services
Sites that offer this Service
Assaulted Women's Helpline Phoneline
Mon-Sun
24 hours
Crisis Line Number: 416-863-0511
Toll-Free Number: 1-866-863-0511
TTY Number: 416-364-8762
TTY Number: 1-866-863-7868
Work: 416-364-4144 (Administration)
Website: www.awhl.org
Eligibility

Open to all women experiencing domestic violence who are age 16 and older and all friends, families, neighbours, and others in contact with abused women.

Areas Served
Hamilton
Ontario
Fees
Fee
None
Languages
English
Language Note
Telephone interpretation in over 154 other languages available for access to services ; For services in French call Fem'aide toll free 1-877-336-2433
Application Instructions

Call for assistance, or text #SAFE (#7233) on Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile phone. Visit website for information

ON211 Regional Partner
Findhelp Information Services
Last Full Update
March 11, 2021