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Telephone Lines for Women Experiencing Violence


Short term emotional support, as well as Information and referral to resources for persons experiencing domestic violence. When a woman has experienced abuse or sexual assault in Ottawa, interpretation is provided free-of-charge through the Immigrant Women’s Services of Ottawa. These resources serve clients regardless of status in Canada.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

Provides confidential and anonymous telephone crisis counselling, information and support, referrals to emergency shelters, legal information and community services, safety planning, and culturally appropriate resources for abused women Services offered in 154 languages. 


A free, confidential 24 hour support and crisis line for French-speaking women, victims and survivors of violence of any form.