Harassment Resources Toronto

The following numbers, shelters and programs listed cover the GTA only. GTA residents can also reference Harassment Resources Ontario, Harassment Resources Canada, or Les ressources francophone for more resources. This page was last updated on June 26 2018.

24 Hour Services

Emergency (police, ambulance, fire)

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
supports women in violent situations, in multiple languages
1-866-863-7868 (TTY)

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
416-597-1214 (TTY)

LGBT Youth Line
(NOT 24HRS! Operates Sunday-Friday 4:00-9:30pm)
1-800-268-YOUTH (9688)

Toronto Distress Centre
Crisis Line: 416-408-4357
416-408-0007 (TTY)

Nellie’s - Women and Children
Crisis line: 416-461-1084

Native Women’s Resource Centre

YWCA Women’s Shelter – Women and Children
24-Hour line: 416-929-3316

The Redwood
Crisis Line: 416-533-8538
TTY: 416-533-3736

24 Hour Clinics

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre (SA/DVCC)
Located at Women’s College Hospital (Ground Floor Room 1305, 76 Grenville St, Toronto)
WCH walk in hours are between 7:30 a.m. on Monday to 11 p.m. on Friday. Their team is also mobile to different Toronto ER's at any time with RN’s available 24/7.

Toronto Immediate Help Resource List (by Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape ) - lists hospitals that administer rape kits and shelters in Toronto
TRCC MWAR Crisis Line: 416-597-8808

Shelters / Drop Ins

Central Family Intake Line (24 Hours)
Centralized hostel access system for homeless individuals and families requiring emergency shelter

Nellie’s - Women and Children
Crisis line: 416-461-1084

YWCA Women’s Shelter – Women and Children
24-Hour line: 416-929-3316

St. Vincent de Paul Mary’s Home – for women over 16 years old
Main Number: 416 595 1578

The Redwood - for women and children
Crisis Line: 416-533-8538
TTY: 416-533-3736

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter - for women and children
Crisis: 416-746-3701
TTY: 416-746-3716

Interval House - residency programs for women and children including shelter life and counselling
Crisis line: 416-924-1491

Street Haven - emergency shelter, supportive housing and learning centre
Emergency Shelter: 416-967-6060 ext. 224
Toll-Free: 1-844-967-6060

Sistering - 24/7 Hour Drop In Services at Bloor x Ossington

Julliette’s Place - for women and their children located in North East Scarborough
Crisis Line: 416-724-1316
French Crisis Line: 1-877-336-2433

Women’s Habitat – for women with or without children located in the South Etobicoke Area
Crisis Line: 416-252-5829
TTY: 416-252-0361

North York Women’s Shelter – for women and children located in the North York Area
Crisis Line: 416.635.9630

Resource Centres and Programs (Toronto Based)

Dr. Roz’s Healing Place: A Centre for Empowerment and Healing - provides several programs to help survivors of domestic violence move through their trauma and pain towards the path to healing

South Asian Women’s Centre (SAWC) - SAWC’s Violence Against Women Program provides culturally sensitive counseling, information and referral in a variety of languages

Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto - a community-based organization dedicated to providing resources and support to urban Indigenous women and their families

Sexual Education Centre - University of Toronto

University of Toronto Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre

York University Glendon Women and Trans Centre

York University Centre for Women and Trans People

Ryerson University Centre for Women and Trans People

George Brown Community Action Centre

George Brown Diversity Equity and Human Rights Services

Brock University Student Sexual Violence Support Centre

Women Recovering from Abuse Program at Women’s Colllege Hospital - The Women Recovering from Abuse Program (WRAP) is an intensive group therapy program with accompanying individual therapy for women who have experienced physical, emotional, sexual abuse and/or neglect in childhood (0-18 years old).

Legal Support

Barbra Schilfer Commemorative Clinic
Legal help in family, immigration, criminal and sexual assault law
Intake Line: 416-323-9149 x 234

Independent Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault - for residents of Toronto, Ottawa and Thunder Bay; a pilot program for survivors of sexual assault to receive up to 4 hours of legal advice from one or more lawyers by phone or in person. Assault must have taken place in Ontario to be eligible. Must be 16 years of age or older.


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