|Record #: NIA0059
||Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014
||Last Full Update: 28 Jan 2014
|Description & Services|
|Description||Provides shelter and services for women and children experiencing abuse. Services include: 24-hour crisis/information line, counselling and emotional support for women and children/youth who are or have been abused, development of safety plans, transitional and housing support, family court support (including accompaniment to court and legal appointments), public education programs, and referrals. |
Services are available on an in-shelter or outreach basis.
|Hours||Administration Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm * Crisis Line/Shelter Mon-Sun 24 hours|
|Areas Served||Fort Erie ; Niagara Falls ; and surrounding areas|
|Eligibility||All, abused women and their children.|
|Application||Women are asked to contact the crisis line at 905-356-5800 to speak with a trained women's intervention advocate. Each crisis situation will be assessed and formal support will be provided based on the situation.|
|Languages||English ; French - available during specific times ; Interpretive Services - available for some languages through Interpreters Niagara|
|Fees||None ; None|
|Events||Nova Book Riot - Canada's largest used book sale takes place Mother's Day Weekend (Thursday-Sunday). This year's sale will be located at the Niagara Falls Sportsplex at 3710 Sinnicks Ave. Proceeds benefit both shelters. |
The Annual "Strike Out Violence" Bowling Tournament is hosted by Women's Place in partnership with the Niagara Regional Police each fall. This fundraiser includes two games of bowling and a dinner reception. Pledges and silent auction proceeds from this event support both our Niagara Falls and Welland shelters.
Cut It Out -- Stop domestic violence in style.
Participating salons will open their doors on March 9, 2014 (dates may vary for some salons) to raise funds by providing haircuts and activities (raffles, barbecues etc.) to support Women's Place. Proceeds from this event will assist both our Niagara Falls and Welland shelters.
For more information in regard to events please contact the development department at Ext 240/241 905-356-3933 or visit our website at www.womensplacesn.org.
|Crisis Phone||Call Collect 905-356-5800|
|Primary Contact||Haley Bateman, Development Manager; Phone: 905-356-3933 ext 240; Email: Haley@wpsn.ca|
|Alternate Contact||Jennifer Dickinson, Development Officer; Phone: 905-356-3933 ext 241|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Jennifer McQuestion, Community Engagement Manager; Phone: 905-356-3933 ext 239|
|Primary Executive||Ruthann Brown, Executive Director|
|Located In Community||Niagara Falls|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 853 |
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6V6
|Service Level||(51) Non Profit Charity|
|Funding||Municipal - City of Niagara Falls; Town of Fort Erie ; Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services ; Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations ; Private|
|Subjects||Abuse ; Assaulted women ; Counselling ; Court assistance ; Crisis intervention ; Distress lines ; Family violence ; Shelters ; Telephone support ; Woman abuse ; Women|
|Broader Terms||Abuse ; Crime victims ; Criminal offences ; Housing ; Housing facilities ; Supportive settings ; Telephone support|