Pervasive and widespread, woman abuse and sexual violence harm
women of all ages, sexual orientations, racial and ethnic backgrounds,
socio-economic classes and religions.
What is a shelter?
A shelter is a safe house where you can get emergency housing and food for yourself and children. A shelter will also provide you with counselling, and other necessary referrals. The shelters in Hamilton have a 24 hour crisis line.
Please find a list below of local shelters and a website for all shelters in Canada. Local Shelter services are 24/7 and provide women a safe place to stay for 6 weeks, basic services offered are:
- Emergency residential living for up to 6 weeks, is operational 24 hours a day 7 days a week
- Free emergency transportation to shelter
- Safety planning
- Outreach worker (community housing support worker)
- 24 hour crisis line
To find out additional services at each shelter please contact a local shelter.
Hamilton has several emergency shelters for women and their children living with violence. There is hope, please contact a shelter and speak with staff who will help.