Abuse

  

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
416-863-0511 or 1-866-863-0511
www.awhl.org

A confidential 24-hour phone service for women. Services include: crisis counselling, emotional support, a discussion of options, safety planning, and information and referral. Friends and family members of women experiencing abuse or at-risk are also welcome to call. The toll-free number will not appear on phone bills.
 

Sandgate Women’s Shelter in Georgina
905-722-3220 or 1-800-661-8294
Provides support to women who have experience abuse. Some of the services offered include: a crisis line, a shelter, transitional housing, and groups for children exposed to violence against women.
 

The Women’s Centre of York Region
120 Harry Walker Parkway N., Newmarket  

905-853-9270 or 1-855-853-9270
Providing programs, counseling, and support services to women affected by abuse and financial challenges.
 

Yellow Brick House
1-800-263-3247
Shelter for abused women and children.
 

York Region Abuse Program (YRAP)
17705 Leslie St., Unit 12, Newmarket ON L3Y 3E3
905-853-3040 or 1-800-263-2240
yrap@yrap.ca
www.yrap.ca
Offers a variety of groups for individuals who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. There is a men’s group, a women’s group, a gay and bisexual men’s group, and a supportive caregivers group for caregivers of children who have disclosed having experienced sexual abuse. There is also a child and family program for children who are exhibiting sexual behaviour programs that are developmentally inappropriate, intrusive or aggressive. Many of the groups are for 11 weeks.