Women's Resources of Kawartha Lakes

Site: Lindsay - Russell St E

Description (Service) COVID19 Continues to provide emergency shelter to abused women and their children in the City of Kawartha Lakes. * Outreach appointments conducted through telephone, text and/or video conferencing. * All women will be asked Covid-19 screening questions before admission to facility. 
Women's Resources provides shelter, support and referral for abused women and their children.
  • 24-hour crisis line and 18 bed emergency shelter staffed 24 hours a day.  
  • Amy's Next Step Housing - a short term supportive and affordable housing program available in Fenelon Falls.  
  • Community services include: individual counselling, support groups, community services 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 women who have experienced past abuse or are experiencing current abuse 
  • Community Support Program - connects women with necessary community resources such as housing, legal aid and parenting support 
  • Support Groups - support groups for women who have experienced violence in their lives 
  • 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, youth club and other social service agencies and service organizations who are interested in learning more about the organization or issues related to women abuse. 
  • Vicky's Values gently used clothing store provides affordable quality clothing and household items to the community.
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 
Amy's Next Step Housing: 705-887-9806
Areas Served Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of) ; surrounding area
Eligibility Abused women aged 16 years or older, and group program for children ages 4-16 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 Yes. 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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Physical Access Fully Accessible - Washroom, Entrance, Parking
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-878-4285
Toll Free Phone 1-800-565-5350
Crisis Phone 705-878-3662 * 1-800-565-5350
Fax 705-878-0022
E-Mail info@womensresources.ca
Website www.womensresources.ca
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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