Site: Welland - Serenity Place
Service: Women's Place of South Niagara
|Record #: NIA0627||Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018||Last Full Update: 09 Jan 2018|
|Office Phone||905-732-4632 ; 905-356-3933|
|Crisis Phone||Call Collect 905-788-0113|
|Primary Contact||Amanda Braet, Development Director; Phone: 905-356-3933 ext 240; Email: Amanda@wpsn.ca|
|Alternate Contact||Jennifer McQuestion, Community Engagement Manager; Phone: 905-356-3933 ext 239; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Primary Executive||Ruthann Brown, Executive Director|
|Areas Served||Pelham ; Port Colborne ; Wainfleet ; Welland - and surrounding areas|
|Located In Community||Welland|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 853
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6V6
|Service and Access Details|
|Description (Service)||Provides shelter and services for women and children experiencing abuse. Services include: 24-hour support line, counselling and emotional support for women and children/youth who are being or who have been abused, development of safety plans, transitional and housing support, public education programs, and referrals.
Family Court Support Worker Program -- information on the family court process * assistance in preparing for family court proceedings (documenting history of abuse, accessing Legal Aid) * referral to specialized services and supports in the community * safety planning * court accompaniment to proceedings when appropriate
Services are available on an in-shelter or office visit basis.
|Hours||Support Line/Shelter Services Mon-Sun 24 hours * Administration Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-1 pm|
|Eligibility||All, abused women and their children
Family Court Support Worker Program -- victims of domestic violence involved in the family court process
|Application||Women are asked to contact the support line at 905-788-0113 to speak with a trained women's intervention advocate. Each situation will be assessed and formal support will be provided based on the situation.|
|Languages||English ; Interpretive Services - available for some languages through Interpreters Niagara|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Legal Status||(50) Non Profit|
|Funding||Regional / Municipal ; Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services ; Donations ; United Way - South Niagara|
|Service Categories||Crime Victim Accompaniment Services ~ Abused Women ; Domestic Violence Hotlines ; Domestic Violence Shelters ; Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services ; General Crime Victim Assistance ; Housing Search and Information ~ Abused Women ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling|
|Resources||Women's Place publishes two key brochures, one outlining agency services and one that provides information regarding healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Copies of the agency's gratitude (annual) report are also available on request and are available online at www.womensplacesn.org
|Events||Events: For more details about these events, contact Women’s Place at 905-356-3933 ext. 240 or 239, or visit events page at http://womensplacesn.org/events/
Women’s Place hosts Brunch Bid and Bowl in Mar in support of International Women's Day. Form a team, raise pledges, and attend to enjoy brunch, place some bids and bowl! The 2018 event takes place on Sat Mar 3 at Club Italia and Cataract Bowl.
Nova Book Riot – used book sale June 7 - 10 with a pre-sale June 6. Like Women's Place on Facebook for further information.
Join the WAVE! - Join this 5 km beach party-themed fundraising walk through the halls of the Seaway Mall. The 2018 event will take place on Sat Nov 3.