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If you are in danger or require immediate assistance, call 911.

Distress Centre Niagara


24/7 confidential helpline that assists people with emotional support, crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

  • Fort Erie and Area:
  • Grimsby, West Lincoln, and Area:
  • Port Colborne, Wainfleet and Area:
  • St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Area:


Child Advocacy Centre Niagara


Child Advocacy Centre Niagara is a safe place for children and youth who have been physically or sexually abused to tell their secrets.

If you or someone you know needs help, call:

Family and Children's Services Niagara
905-937-7731 or 1-888-937-7731
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Report your concerns about possible child abuse, neglect or family violence.


Gillian's Place – St. Catharines and Niagara North


Gillian’s Place has protected and served abused women and their children in St. Catharines and North Niagara for over 30 years. Whether women need the safety of the shelter or access to the many programs offered on an outreach basis, Gillian’s Place is here to help. All services are available without ever spending one night under our roof. The services have grown to provide a 24 hour support line, safe shelter, safety planning, emotional support, outreach counselling and support, legal advice, transitional assistance and public education. All services are free and completely confidential.

Support Line: 905-684-8331. Calls or Texts will be answered 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week



Niagara Regional Sexual Assault Centre, CARSA Inc.


The Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre, Carsa Inc., provides services in a safe and comfortable environment for survivors of child sexual abuse, incest and adult sexual assault.

We offer a 24 hour crisis line, emergency services, individual and group counselling, accompaniment and advocacy through medical and legal proceedings, public education programs and community events.

24-Hour Crisis & Information Line: 905-682-4584


Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Program — Niagara


The Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Treatment Program is a regional service which provides immediate, confidential, and individualized treatment to females or males who have recently been sexually assaulted or are victims of intimate partner abuse.

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Program - Niagara
Centre de traitement des victimes d'agression sexuelle et de violence familiale - Niagara
Niagara Health System - Ontario Street Site
Telephone: 905-378-4647 Ext. 45300

A partner of the Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres www.sadvtreatmentcentres.net


Victim/Witness Assistance Programme, Niagara


The Victim/Witness Assistance Programme is available to help you if you are involved in a criminal case either because you are a victim of a crime or because you have been called as a witness to testify in a case.

Services proviced:

  • Court preparations/pre-court interviews
  • Tour of the courtroom
  • Information
  • Emotional support
  • Waiting area
  • Assistance with Victim Impact Statement
Ministry of the Attorney General
Victim/Witness Assistance Programme
59 Church Street
St. Catharines, ON

Women's Place – South Niagara


Women’s Place of South Niagara Inc. strives to empower abused women and their children by providing safe shelter and intervention services.
24/7 Crisis Line:

Nova House, Niagara Falls: 905-356-5800
Serenity Place: 905-788-0113



YWCA Niagara Region


The YWCA Niagara Region is part of a national and worldwide movement that is passionate about empowering women and their families by providing safe, supportive housing and programs and creating opportunities for all women to reach their full potential.

Emergency Homeless Shelter open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

183 King Street, St. Catharines: 289-273-4308
6135 Culp Street, Niagara Falls: 289-267-0411

Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition


Founded in 2003, in response to the increase of deaths by suicide in the Niagara Region, the Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition (NSPC) was formed from over 25 community agencies and members at large. The purpost of hte NSPC is to build strong and lasting community partnerships that will work together to implement our suicide prevention strategy, to address the needs of all residents of Niagara, and to reflect the values of a caring compassionate community. NPSC is a non-funded community coalition.