Women's Resources of Kawartha Lakes

Site: Lindsay - Russell St E

Description (Service) Women's Resources provides emergency shelter, support and referral for abused women, those identifying as women, and their children in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Outreach appointments can be conducted in person or virtual. All current COVID protocols are in place.
  • 24-hour crisis line and emergency shelter staffed 24 hours a day.  
  • Community services include: individual counselling, housing supports, support groups, Bridges of Kawartha Lakes, Family Court Support and a resource library. 
  • Resource Centre - information and education on women's abuse and women's issues 
  • Outreach Services - supportive, one-to-one counselling for those who have experienced past abuse or are experiencing current abuse 
  • Bridges of Kawartha Lakes - connects women with necessary community partners and resources such as housing, legal aid, children's aid, medical consulting and parenting support 
  • Family Court Support - Information, support and referrals to help women navigate the family court support system 
  • Support Groups - support groups for women who have experienced violence in their lives (suspended during COVID) 
  • Child Witness Program - groups for children who have been exposed to violence and abuse in their home. Sessions involve both boys and girls and groups are organized by age. 
  • Individual teen counselling for youth ages 12-16 who are experiencing abuse or issues of past abuse including sexual abuse. All calls are confidential. 
  • Public Speaking and Education - Women's Resources offers speakers to church groups, schools, service clubs and other organizations or businesses who are interested in learning more about Women's Resources or issues related to women abuse. 
  • Vicky's Values - gently used clothing store provides affordable quality clothing and household items to the community. 
  • Volunteers - are the cornerstone of Women’s Resources. We rely on their dedication and commitment to support the services we provide. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer, please call 705-878-5938 or go to our website https://womensresources.ca/join/
Service Details
Hours Victoria's Shelter and Crisis Line: Mon-Sun 24 hours 
Community Services & Counselling: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm 
Vicky's Values: Mon-Sat 10 am-4 pm
Areas Served Durham Region ; Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Peterborough (County of) ; surrounding area
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) and up 
Abused women aged 16 years or older 
Children ages 4-12 who have been exposed to any type of violence and abuse in their family 
Counselling for teen girls and boys ages 12 - 16 that have been exposed to abuse is available
Application Vary by program, call for details.
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Lindsay
Address & Map
22 Russell St E
Lindsay, ON K9V 2A1
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Intersection St Laurence St and Russell St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Washroom, Entrance, Parking
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-878-4285
Toll Free Phone 1-800-565-5350 (General inquiries and crisis)
Crisis Phone 705-878-3662
Fax 705-878-0022
E-Mail info@womensresources.ca
Website https://womensresources.ca/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/WomensResources
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/womensresources/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/WomensRes_CKL
Primary Contact Bella Alderton, Program Director, Women's Resources; Phone: 705-878-4285 ext 207; Email: balderton@womensresources.ca
Alternate Contact Penny Chatson, Residential Services Manager, Women's Resources; Phone: 705-878-4285 ext 310; Email: pchatson@womensresources.ca
Primary Executive Lori Watson, Executive Director, Women's Resources; Phone: 705-878-4285 ext 217; Email: lwatson@womensresources.ca

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