Carizon and Family Community Services
The Family Violence Project of Waterloo Region, a collaborative of agencies providing seamless services to victims of domestic violence, can be accessed from this location. Individual and group counselling services are offered to women and children who are victims of all forms of domestic violence.
Child Witness Centre
Child witnesses of criminal domestic violence involved in the criminal justice system, and their families, are provided with impartial court preparation and support services.
Toll free: 1-888-544-0904
Conestoga offers more than 120 full-time diploma programs, 26 apprenticeship programs, 9 four-year bachelor degree programs as well as 2 collaborative degrees, 23 graduate certificate programs and more than 130 part-time programs. Partner services include walk safe escorts for safety on the College property, self defense, personal safety plans and referrals.
Family and Children’s Services (F&CS) of the Waterloo Region
F&CS has a specialized regional team of intake workers, family service workers and counsellors who provide services to children, mothers and fathers. Services increase the safety and well-being of children where the main reason for involvement with the family is domestic violence.
Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries
Individual and group counselling services are available for women and children who have experienced domestic violence; and for women who have been criminally charged with domestic violence. The Partner Assault Program, which promotes safety, accountability and healthy choices, is offered to controlling and/or abusive.
John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington
Individuals who have been abusive physically, and/or emotionally abusive or controlling towards an intimate partner may receive educational/counselling services through the Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program. Outreach to enhance victim and child safety is also provided.
Kitchener: Tel. 519-743-6071
Cambridge: Tel. 519-622-0815
KW Counselling Services
KW Counselling Services provides therapeutic counselling services for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse. This includes a group program for children who have witnessed domestic violence and their moms called Strong Moms, Safe Kids. Clients can also attend a weekly Walk In Clinic.
Ministry of the Attorney General, Crown Attorney’s Office
Family Violence Project: Tel. 519-578-4913
Kitchener Crown Attorney’s Office: Tel. 519-741-3222
Cambridge Crown Attorney’s Office: Tel. 519-623-7560
The Domestic Violence (DV) Crowns, co-located with the Family Violence Project and at the courthouses, work as a team on criminal domestic violence cases. The DV Crowns work in partnership with other professionals to protect the safety of victims and their families and to ensure that offenders are held accountable through the criminal justice system.
Ministry of the Attorney General, Victim / Witness Assistance Program
Family Violence Project: Tel. 519-571-6160
Kitchener: Tel. 519-741-3351
Cambridge: Tel. 519-740-5991
Services are offered to the most vulnerable victims and witnesses of violent criminal offences, including victims of domestic violence. The purpose of the program is to increase a victims’ understanding of and participation in the criminal justice system.
Muslim Social Services of Kitchener Waterloo
Muslim Social Services of Kitchener-Waterloo is a charitable organization that provides culturally and spiritually sensitive humanitarian and social services to the Muslim and non-Muslim communities of the Waterloo Region. It aims to create a deep sense of belonging in community members through programming aimed at promoting learning and personal growth, counselling services, community outreach, and other support initiatives.
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
SASC is a feminist non-for profit agency that offers services to survivors of sexual violence. The services offered include: individual counselling; support groups; 24-hour support line; accompaniment to court, hospital and police; and public education.
SASC also offers our Family Court Support Program which provides support to women who are about to begin or are already navigating the Family Court system. This program is for women who are looking for general information about the Family Court process; have experienced any form of abuse, control, or violence in their relationship; and would like emotional support as they proceed through the Family Court system.
Since 1972, SHORE Centre has been Waterloo Region’s trusted source for accurate sexual health education and confidential pregnancy options support. We offer clinical services including birth control consultations, IUD insertions/removals, medication abortion and emergency contraception. We also provide pregnancy options counselling, support for people wanting to continue an unplanned pregnancy, as well as our educational groups and workshops.
Victim Services of Waterloo Region
Victim Services of Waterloo Region believes every victim has the right to heal from a crime or tragic circumstance. Our programs create opportunities, foster hope and promote safer and healthier communities.
Waterloo Region Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre
The Waterloo Region Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre is a 24/7 on call team of forensic nurses and social workers who respond to the needs of individuals who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking. We also offer Emergency and short-term follow up care to those accessing the team. We operate through the Emergency Departments of St. Mary’s General Hospital and Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Our team works in partnership with many local resources geared to help clients receive the best care and support during their experience.
Waterloo Regional Police Service
Victim Services Unit: Tel. 519-743-7243
Services are designed to assist victims of domestic violence in dealing with the victimization and/or the criminal acts of domestic assault, sexual assault, or criminal harassment.
Domestic Violence Investigations Branch (DVIB): Tel. 519-579-9668 ext. 2230
DVIB has a dedicated team of detectives who investigate incidents of domestic violence where the commission of an offence has been identified.
White Owl Native Ancestry Association
Provides culturally appropriate services to all self-identified First Nations, Metis, and Inuit residents of Waterloo Region, Wellington and Dufferin Counties.
Wilmot Family Resource Centre
Wilmot Family Resource Centre Inc. is a non profit charitable organization founded in 1980. Our mission is to provide programs of excellence to improve the quality of life of the people of Wilmot and the town of Wellesley.
Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (WCSWR)
WCSWR operates two emergency shelters for abused women & their children. WCSWR’s Residential Program includes a 24 hour—7 day week crisis line, emergency shelters, and a Child/Youth program. Outreach services are also available for women and children who are still in abusive situations, who have resided at the shelter or are transitioning to independence and are seeking support.
Woolwich Community Services
Individual and group support for victims/survivors of relationship violence. Supports include information, safety planning, advocacy, individual support.
Woolwich Counselling Centre
24/7 Crisis Line: 1-844-437-3247