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About Assaulted Women's Helpline

For over 35 years, the Assaulted Women’s Helpline has served as a free, anonymous and confidential 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis telephone line to all women in the province of Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse.

We provide crisis counselling, safety planning, emotional support, information and referrals accessible 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  We work in tandem with community partners and sister agencies towards bridging gaps in service and identifying emerging issues or trends relevant to the women we work with.

Deaf and hard of hearing services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Assaulted Women’s Helpline has a TTY line available at 1-866-863-7868

Survivors of abuse or domestic violence may sometimes face the same issue: abuse thrives in isolation.

The Helpline strives to educate the public about the need for deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing services. The safe and strictly confidential services that the Helpline offers to deaf survivors through the tele-typewriter relay is another resource women can rely on.


The Need

Violence against women is a serious and widespread issue in Canada. According to Statistics Canada, more than 67% of Canadian women over the age of 16 have been victims of violence.

Almost every week, a woman in Ontario dies at the hands of her partner, and cost of over $7.4 billion to deal with the aftermath of spousal violence alone, according to the Department of Justice

If you are living with or have experienced violence or abuse, we can help you 1-866-863-0511

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