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Partner abuse

Services

Includes abuse committed by a wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, same-sex partner, or common-law partner. This sub-topic also includes legal information on safety plans and date rape.

What the clients may say:
  • "There was a fight in my home and someone called the police."
  • "I’m not living at home right now because I don’t feel safe when I’m with my partner."

Legal Services

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

Community legal aid clinic for women who have experienced violence. 

Family Law Information Centre

Provides the public with easy access to user-friendly information about family law.

Legal Aid Ontario Client Service Centre

Provides legal aid services to eligible persons. Eligibility is based on financial, and legal factors.

Ottawa Legal Information Centre

Offers legal information services, such as general explanations regarding the law and other legal topics, and is not authorized to provide legal advice or legal assistance.

Reach Canada

Educates and informs persons with disabilities, family members, lawyers and the general public about the rights and interests of persons with disabilities and ensures that quality legal and social representation is provided. Provides lawyer referral services for people with disabilities through a network of lawyers who volunteer.

University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic

  • Provides legal advice & representation to low-income persons regarding tenant's rights, criminal charges, small claims court matters, custody and access issues, child support, and peace bonds & restraining orders;
  • Assists victims of crime with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board;
  • Conducts legal education presentations & outreach activities. 

Other Services

Assaulted Women's Help Line

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, 24/7.

Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime

Assists victims & survivors by providing information & referral services, assisting with post-trial agencies (Correctional Services, Parole Board hearings), accessing financial benefits & compensation, and offering long-term emotional support.

Chrysalis House

Temporary shelter and emergency housing for abused women and their children

Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region

Operates a confidential telephone listening & crisis intervention service, 24/7 (English only)

Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre - Services for Abused Women

Information & referral, crisis intervention, transitional housing, counselling & support services to all women victims of violence in Ottawa.

Fem'Aide [1-877-336-2433]

Offers French-speaking women who have experienced gender-based violence, support, information & referral to appropriate front-line services within their communities, 24/7.

Interval House

Temporary shelter and emergency housing for abused women and their children

La Presence

Temporary shelter and emergency housing for abused women and their children

Maison d'Amitie

Temporary shelter and emergency housing for abused women and their children

Nelson House

Temporary shelter and emergency housing for abused women and their children

Ontario Women's Justice Network

Promotes an understanding of the law with respect to violence against women, and provides accessible legal information to women & their supporters.

Ottawa Distress Centre

Operates a confidential telephone listening & crisis intervention service, 24/7 (English only)

Ottawa Police Services - Partner Assault Section

Investigates partner assaults & domestic conflict, custody & access orders, parental abductions, and criminal harassment relating to partner abuse.

Ottawa Victim Services

Provides support for individuals who have been victimized as a result of crime or tragic circumstance, via telephone, on-scene and in their victim services office.

Victim/Witness Assistance Program - Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

Provides crisis intervention & emotional support services on a priority basis to the most vulnerable victims & witnesses of violent crime (domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, homicide & hate crimes).