Huron Women's Shelter, Second Stage Housing & Counselling Services - Emergency Women's Shelter

Site: Huron Women's Shelter, Second Stage Housing & Counselling Services

Record #: GBA1807
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2024
Last Full Update: 10 Apr 2024


Description (Service)

Emergency Shelter

Offer emergency residence for women and their children who are experiencing gender based violence. Services are provided at no cost. A 24 hour accessible facility with 8 bedrooms available to women and their children. A children's play room, large kitchen and dining area and a shared living room along with a huge backyard are available for use. All bedding, food and other necessary items are provided. Also offer support and advocacy for women with criminal, civil or family legal matters, social services, housing, income supports, etc.

Emergency Transportation
Can transport individual women or women and their children to the shelter from anywhere in the County, on a 24 hour basis at no cost.

Support & Information By Phone
Available on a 24 hour basis, toll free and available for those in need of support, have questions or are looking for information

Also provide the following services

Second Stage Housing
In Clinton, Goderich and Exeter with 1 accessible unit in each building - rent geared to income units, see separate entries for details.

Outreach Counselling and Advocacy Services
Offer individual and group counselling for women (over 16 years) who have or are currently experiencing abuse of any kind. Also offer support and advocacy for women with criminal, civil or family legal matters, social services, housing, income supports, etc. Can provide both group and individual counselling to women at various locations throughout Huron County.

Children and Youth Program
A special counselling and support program is available for children and youth who have witnessed violence in their home. Children and youth who have witnessed violence can be seen in their school or home community as well as in the shelter and at any second stage site. Support for parents is also provided.

Transition Support Counselling Program
Available to women in Huron County who are experiencing moments of transition in their lives and have experienced violence. From thinking about leaving an abusive relationship through all of the transitions after leaving a relationship, the transition support counsellor can help a woman to access resources, like financial, housing, and education, and support them every step of the way

Sexual Assault Counselling
Available to women in Huron County who have experienced sexual violence.

Family Court Support Worker Program

Facilitates a victim's understanding of and passage through the family court system. Support provided includes:
  • information on the family court process
  • assistance in preparing for family court proceedings (documenting history of abuse, accessing Legal Aid)
  • debriefing with clients following family court appearance
  • referral to specialized services and supports in the community
  • safety planning
  • court accompaniment to proceedings when appropriate

Service Details


Shelter Mon-Sun 24 hours
Business office: Mon-Thu 8 am-5 pm

Areas Served Huron County
Eligibility Age Requirements: Ages: 16 year(s) and up. The women MUST be of legal age and their children any ages

Family Court Support Worker Program --victims of domestic violence involved in the family court process

Call office or crisis phone
Visit website to learn more about the programs and how to assess them

Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Site Location Goderich
Located In Community Goderich
Address & Map
376 Huron Rd
Goderich, ON
Canada N7A 3A5
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Intersection Huron Rd (Hwy 8) and Bennett St E.
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-524-5333
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-5506, Mon-Sun 24 hours
TTY Phone 1-800-265-5506, 24 hours
Crisis Phone 519-524-6245, Mon-Sun 24 hours
Fax 519-524-1490
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Primary Contact Emilie Hogan, Senior Manager of Operations; Phone: 519-524-5333 Ext 300; Email:
Alternate Contact Corey Allison, Executive Director; Phone: 519-524-5333 Ext 301; Email:
Mailing Address 376 Huron Rd 
Goderich, ON 
Canada N7A 3A5

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