A provincial coalition founded by women’s shelter advocates in 1977. Membership includes primarily first stage emergency shelters for abused women and their children, as well as some second stages housing programs and community-based women’s service organizations http://www.oaith.ca/
Violence Against Women
The Women’s Centre has been providing service since 1982. It is a safer place for women and their children serving Grey and Bruce County. The shelter is located within the city of Owen Sound. Our VAW – Violence Against Women Services are available. If you are a woman suffering from abuse, harassment or assault – you do not have to face the crisis alone.
Call our crisis help line 519-371-1600 or toll free 1-800-265-3722. Trained counsellors provide support, referral and counselling to women and their children who are currently in abusive situations, have experienced abuse or are fearful that they may be in danger of being abused.
For over 35 years, the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) has been working in the province and across Canada to address and end sexual violence in our communities. The OCRCC was formed in the mid-1970s as a communication network for Rape Crisis/Sexual Assault Centres. It provides information sharing in policy stances, funding and lobbying efforts for centres, and acts as an advisory body to governments, community groups and other organizations http://sexualassaultsupport.ca/