Home isn’t always the safest place. Physical distancing can make living with violence or abuse even more difficult. BUT, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
HELP IS STILL AVAILABLE. Women’s Shelters and other supports are still open.
For 24/7 call, chat or text support
Talk 4 Healing
- Call or Text: 1-855-554-HEAL(4325) in 14 Indigenous languages
- Live Chat: Talk 4 Healing Chat
Assaulted Women's Helpline
- Call Toll-Free: 1-800-668-6868
- Text CONNECT to 686868 (don’t need a data plan, Internet connection or an app to text)
24/7 Help in Thunder Bay and District
Faye Peterson Transition House Women’s Shelter
- Crisis line: 807-345-0450 or Toll-Free 1-800-465-6971
- Live Chat: Faye Peterson Chat
Beendigen Women’s Crisis Home
- Call: 807-346-HELP (4357)
- Toll-Free: 1-888-200-9997
Geraldton Family Resource Centre & Women's Shelter
- Call: 807-854-1529
- Toll-Free: 1-800-363-4588
Marathon - Marjorie House
- Call: 807-229-2222
Sexual Assault and Partner Abuse Care Program
Geraldton District Hospital
- (807) 854-1862
Manitouwadge District Hospital
- (807) 826-3251
- (807) 825-3273
Nipigon District Hospital
- (807) 887-3026
Wilson Memorial General Hospital
- (807) 229-1740
Many women, girls, trans and non-binary people face a heightened risk of violence at home with COVID-19 isolation and physical distancing measures. Domestic violence is a form of gender-based violence that often plays out at home. It includes intimate partner violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, child abuse and elder abuse. Abuse can be experienced physically, sexually, emotionally or financially.
Most local women’s services are still answering phones and emails, even if remotely. Women’s Shelters, Talk 4 Healing Help Line and Victim Witness Assistance are continuing to work with women experiencing violence. Guidelines are in place for Women’s Shelters to alleviate exposure of women and their children to COVID-19 as well to ensure those who are symptomatic receive proper support and care.