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

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

Service: Emergency Women's Shelter and Sexual Assault Recovery

Description (Service) COVID19
Shelter Services - shelter is open and offering residential support to women at high risk because of gender based violence, as well as the 24-hour help line available to anyone in need. All intakes, risk assessment, safety planning, advocacy and transitional support will be offered via telephone, video conferencing or email. Counseling, groups, and children's programming are currently offered via telephone or video conferencing and are facilitated by staff working from home. Regular visits by community partners or any non essential visitor has been postponed through the duration of the pandemic. Cleaning and disinfecting procedures have increased, and appropriate measures to ensure safe food handling are being implemented.

Second Stage Housing (SSH) Sites - All second stage sites (Exeter, Clinton, Goderich) residents continue to be supported via email, phone and video conferencing. Current protocols are posted.

Service during COVID-19 - continue to provide critical services to women and their families through virtual intake, risk assessment, safety planning, system navigation and advocacy. Where risk is low, help a woman plan her next steps accessing natural supports that are safe, virtual supports, appropriate referrals and provision of available resources (such as gift cards). If upon intake a woman is considered high risk and in need of residential supports, we are committed to doing all we can to support her safely in a sheltered space. Provides 7 bedrooms (kitchen, children's play area, shared living room, backyard) emergency housing for women who have experienced abuse and their children
  • Telephone and walk-in counseling services
  • Counseling and advocacy services on criminal and civil matters
  • Social services
  • Housing
  • 24/7 hour telephone support
  • Sexual Assault Recovery Program
  • Emergency Transportation available Also provides Second Stage housing, with 1 accessible unit in each building - rent geared to income units for up to one year, see separate entries for details

    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 and court accompaniment to proceedings when appropriate
  • 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 domestic 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
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    Primary Contact Tanya Brown, Manager of Programs and Services; Phone: 519-524-5333; Email:
    Alternate Contact Corey Allison, Executive Director; Phone: 519-331-9577; Email:
    Primary Executive Corey Allison, Executive Director; Email:
    Alternate Executive Shannon Devries, Manager of Executive Administration Services; Phone: 519-524-5333 ext 300; Email:
    Mailing Address PO Box 334 
    Goderich, ON N7A 4C6

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