Record #: GBA1807
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022
Last Full Update: 31 Oct 2022


Description (Service) Emergency Shelter 
We offer emergency residence for women and their children who are experiencing gender based violence. Services are provided at no cost. We are 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. We also offer support and advocacy for women with criminal, civil or family legal matters, social services, housing, income supports, etc. 
Emergency Transportation 
We 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. 
We 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. 
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. 
Care Lead Program 
The Care Lead Program is 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 care lead counsellor can help a woman to access resources, like financial, housing, and education, and support them every step of the way. 
Sexual Assault Counselling 
Sexual assault counselling in available to women in Huron County who have experienced sexual violence.  
Family Court Support Program 
The Family Court Support Program is available to women in Huron County who have experienced gender based violence and are involved in the family court or will be involved with family court in the future. The program is able to provide information about family court, attend appointments, connect with legal supports, make referrals, and debrief after attending court. The family court support counsellor can support women every step of the way.

Service Details

Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Business office open Mon-Thu 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Huron County
Eligibility 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 gender based violence involved in the family court process
Application Call office or crisis phone
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Site Location Goderich
Located In Community Goderich
Address & Map
376 Huron Rd
Goderich, ON N7A 4C6
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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 24 hours 1-800-265-5506
TTY Phone 24 hours 1-800-265-5506
Crisis Phone 24 hours 519-524-6245
Fax 519-524-1490
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:
Primary Contact Tanya Brown, Residential Manager; Phone: 519-524-5333 ext 306; Email:
Alternate Contact Emilie Hogan, Senior Manager; Phone: 519-331-9577 ext 300; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Jane Hartley, Executive Administrator; Phone: ext 301; Email:
Primary Executive Corey Allison, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Executive Jane Harley, Executive Administrator; Phone: 519-524-5333 ext 301; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Huron Women's Shelter, Second Stage Housing and Counselling Services 
376 Huron Rd 
Goderich, ON N7A 4C6

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