Calls to Women’s House 24 hour, 7 days per week crisis lines are always answered by a trained, supportive counsellor. Callers do not have to give their names, and we do not subscribe to call display. Confidentiality is of utmost importance. This service is Women’s House most used service, receiving between 1500 to 2000 calls per year. Counselling by phone and appropriate referrals are given to callers in an effort to help women in crisis obtain the best possible service from whatever their location. Our local crisis line number is 1-519-396-9655. Our toll free crisis line number is 1-800-265-3026 and can be accessed anywhere in the 519 area code.
Facilitated by partnerships among Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey, Women’s Centre in Owen Sound, Bruce Grey Children’s Centre and The Children’s Aid Society, the Child Witness Program offers services to children and mothers who have experienced woman abuse. The program offers individual counselling for children between the ages of 4 and 16 in addition to group counselling. The program offers children a chance to heal from the experience of witnessing woman abuse and meet other children who have also experienced family violence. The Child Witness Program gives mothers the chance to be supported as they help their children heal.
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