Help with Abuse and Family Violence Problems
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis
WIC provides safe shelter to women and their children who are experiencing abuse and sexual violence. WIC has 24-hour staffing and runs programs which include:
- The Sexual Assault Centre
- Rural Women’s Support Program
- Transitional Support Program
- Family Court Support Program
24-hour crisis line: 519-836-5710 or 1-800-265-7233
Day-time phone: 519-836-1110
Victim Services Wellington
Victim Services Wellington gives emotional and practical help to victims of crime, trauma, and tragic circumstances.
In Guelph, call: 519-824-1212, ext. 7304
In Wellington County, call: 519-323-9660
Family Counselling and Support Services
Provides counseling, education, support and advocacy services.
109 Surrey Street East, Guelph
Call: 519-824-243 or 1-800-307-707
Ministry of the Attorney General-Trafficking
Free legal advice for survivors of human trafficking, and those at risk of being trafficked.
Human Trafficking Helpline: 1-833-999-9211
Ontario Victim Services Helpline
The Victim/Witness Assistance Program Support Line
Call 1-888-579-2888 for information about programs and services for victims of crime and their families in your community.
Call anytime to access addictions, mental health, and crisis services.
Call: 1-844-437-3247, TTY: 1-877-688-5501
Assaulted Women’s Helpline
Free, anonymous and confidential 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis telephone line for women who have experienced any form of abuse in Ontario.
Call: 1-866-863-0511, TTY: 1-866-863-7868
Guelph-Wellington Care & Treatment Centre for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (Guelph General Hospital)
The Centre has a team of specialized nurses who have training and experience caring for people who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Go to the Emergency Department and ask to see the Domestic Violence Nurse.
Call: 519-837-6440 ext. 2728
After hours call: 519-837-6440, ext. 2210
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)
Legal Aid Ontario has a number of services for people who qualify financially, including:
- certificates to cover the cost of lawyer, if there is a strong possibility you will be sentenced to jail,
- summary advice and information from a lawyer for up to 20 minutes, and
- expanded certificates for individuals who identify as First Nations, Metis, and Inuit.
Call: 1-800-668-8258 (collect calls are accepted)
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board gives financial compensation to victims of violent crime committed in Ontario.
Law Society Referral Service
This is an online service that gives you a free 30-minute consultation with a lawyer or paralegal. A crisis line is available Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Toll-free crisis line: 1-855-947-5255
Family Law Education for Women
Legal information on women’s rights on family law issues in 11 languages.
My Safety Plan
This is a safety plan that people in abusive relationships can use to keep themselves and their children safe. The plan has space for people to fill in information that applies to them and "to do" lists to help them stay safe in different places like at home, at work, in public, and online.