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Support Resources for People Living with Abuse

If you or someone you know if living with abuse, resources are available.

The resources listed below (in alphabetical order) are based in Canada. 

If you are looking for resources based in the U.S., visit Futures Without Violence

If you would like to suggest a support resource to add to this list, please contact us

Assaulted Women's Helpline (Ontario) 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
Provides support in English and up to 154 other languages

TTY: 1-866-863-7868

Domestic Violence Connection Circles

Online meetings facilitated by award-winning author Samar Zafar

Ending Violence Association of Canada

Finding help across Canada (list of resources)

Fem'aide for Francophone Services 
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

1-877-femaide (336-2433)
TTY: 1-866-860-7082

Good2Talk Line for Post-Secondary Students 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Indigenous COVID Pathways Hotline: "Call Auntie" (Greater Toronto Area) 

4 - 9pm, 7 days a week

Includes answering questions about unsafe at home during self-isolation


Kids Help Phone 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Text HOME to 686868 in Canada to text with a trained Crisis Responder


Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line 

Friday to Sunday, 4pm to 9:30pm EST
Text: 647-694-4275
Chat with Peer Support Volunteer

Nisa Helpline 

Monday to Friday,10am to 10pm EST
Peer counselling helpline for Muslim women of all ages
1-888-315-NISA (6472)

Senior Safety Line

A project of the Assaulted Women's Helpline

TOLL-FREE:  1-866-299-1011

Shelter Movers

Support with moving after agency referral

Available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Nova Scotia

Shelter Safe

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Online map that will help you find the

closest shelter in your community

Social Distancing? Safety Tips for Women Living with An Abusive Partner (Luke's Place)

Support Service for Male Survivors of Sexual Assault 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week



24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Services offered in Ojibway, Oji-Cree and Cree


Trans Lifeline 

Any day from 10am – 4am EST 

Hotline provided by transgender people for transgender people.


Unsafe at Home (Ottawa)

Text and online chat service with a counsellor 

8:30 am - midnight, 7 days a week

Chat with Counsellor

Text: 613-704-5535

Violence at Home Signal for Help

A signal for video calls developed by the Canadian Women's Foundation

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