West Niagara Second Stage Housing & Counselling

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-563-5548 ext 21
Fax 905 563 3197
Website www.wnss.org
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Primary Contact Erin Griver, Executive Director; Phone: 905-563-5548 ext 22; Email: erin@wnss.org
Site Details
Areas Served Beamsville ; Grimsby ; Jordan ; Smithville ; Vineland
Boundaries Surrounding West Niagara areas
Located In Community Beamsville
Address & Map
5032 King St
Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0
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Intersection King St and Ontario St.
Mailing Address PO Box 1115 
Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Non-profit, charitable organization that provides transitional support with a feminist framework, to women and children who have experienced abuse.  
Provides women and children with transitional housing that is integrated into local communities and that is temporary, with the objective to obtain safe, affordable, and permanent housing. Also offers professional counselling services for women and children, advocacy with third parties and helping to connect clients with community resources. 
Residential Program - furnished housing where tenants pay utilities and rent according to their means. Length of stay is approximately one year. Tenants receive regular home visits from a counsellor who helps and supports them in making the legal, financial and emotional changes necessary to their own and their children's healing. 
Counselling Program - offers free counselling to women and children who do not require housing. 
Transitional & Housing Support Program & Child & Youth Program - Assists women and children in identifying and connecting with the kinds of supports and services required to establish lives free from abuse, including safety planning, assistance with housing applications and community referrals.  
All services are free and confidential
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Hours flexible, call for information
Eligibility Child & Youth Program: Age 4 & up 
Women and children/youth who have experienced any form of abuse past or present
Application Women can be referred by other agencies or by self-referral * Application form can be mailed or faxed
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Programs
Fees Service - women pay rent according to income. ; None - counselling
Physical Access Unknown - Call for information
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1998
Funding Corporate and private donations, and United Way (St Catharines), MCSS and various grants
Service Categories Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ; Transitional Housing/Shelter ~ Abused Women
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