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Local Shelters

Three Oaks Foundation
Belleville Ontario

24 Hr Crisis Line: 1-800-267-0533

Red Cedars Shelter
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory ,  Ontario
24 Hr Crisis Line 1-800-672-9515

Interval House
Napanee ,  Ontario

Peterbouorgh, Ontario

To locate other shelters in Canada, Please visit this website


What is a Shelter?

Shelter is a safe place for women, (with or without children), who need respite from an abusive relationship. Shelters support women experiencing physical, sexual, emotional, financial abuse and/or stalking. Shelters have several bedrooms (designed to accommodate both single women and families) and shared living spaces. Shelters have secured entry and surveillance cameras, and are staffed 24-hours.

Who can access shelter?

Women, aged 16 and older (with or without children), who are fleeing, or need a break from an abusive relationship or situation (abuse can be emotional, financial, physical, sexual, or in the form of stalking) are eligible to stay in shelter.

What can I expect?

Women considering shelter need to understand that a shelter is a short-term shared living accommodation where other women in similar circumstances (with or without children) are staying. You can expect that food, toiletries and bedding will be supplied. The shelter housekeeping and meal preparations is shared by residents. You can expect strict security procedures and visiting policies. You can also expect to have contact with shelter staff, who are available for a variety of services and supports.

Services that could be offered include:

  • help sorting out next steps: housing, legal process, income support
  • learning about woman abuse and its effects
  • safety planning
  • emotional support
  • individual counselling for women and children
  • safe school protocol for children
  • food and toiletries
  • access to clothing donations
  • referrals to other agencies when appropriate 


For any other shelter information or inquiries, please contact us.