49,000 Women helped each year in Ontario
Safety Alert: Your computer can be monitored by your abuser and is impossible to clear your tracks completely. If you are afraid your internet activity might be monitored, call the Assaulted Women’s Helpline, free at 1-866-863-0511 or TTY 1-866-863-7868.
The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all woman who have experienced abuse. We provide counselling, emotional support, information and referrals. We recognize abuse as one example of women’s social, political and economic inequality in the world. The Helpline is dedicated to working towards equality for all women.
More than 50% of Canadian women over the age of 16 have been victims of physical or sexual violence- at any stage in their lives*. Violence against women affects all cultures, ages, religions, sexual orientations, psychological, physical, sexual, financial and neglect.
The demand for our crisis line continues to grow year after year and due to lack of funding, as many as 50% of all the women that call the line during peak periods cannot get through to speak to a counsellor. This means thousands of women hear a busy signal when they need to hear the voice of one of the crisis line counsellors.
*According to Statistics Canada