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
Community Justice Initiatives
Peer support groups are available for male and female survivors, 16 years of age and older, who are healing from sexual trauma.
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
Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre
The Multicultural Centre exists for the purpose of fostering the diversity which exists in this community and of facilitating the full participation of all residents in the life of the community.
The Centre has been serving the community for over 40 years. We offer many services, programs and support to new Canadians. We offer assistance with job search, interpretation and translation services, assistance with your settlement needs, and counselling. Our staff can also help you with filling out government forms, Permanent Residence card applications and meeting other documentation needs.
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 Community Safety and Correctional Services, Probation and Parole
Kitchener: Tel. 519-571-6105
Cambridge: Tel. 519-740-5966
Adult Community Corrections provides supervision of adult offenders of domestic violence serving sentences in the community as part of probation, provincial parole or conditional sentence orders resulting from criminal proceedings. Probation and Parole officers are trained to use supervision strategies to help protect identified victims of domestic violence.
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.
Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services
The Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services provides a variety of programs and services. Visit the website or call 519-883-2000 to learn more.
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
SASC supports those who have been sexually assaulted as children or as adults by providing free of charge:
- a 24-hour support line maintained by volunteers trained to respond to the needs of those who have been sexually assaulted and/or those who support them (i.e., friends/relatives)
- feminist counselling and advocacy (individual and group support for survivors 16 years of age and older)
- information and referrals which assist survivors in accessing counsellors, physicians, lawyers, dentists, non-traditional practitioners and other resource people who are sensitive to the issues of sexual assault
- accompaniments to court, hospital, police station and other hearings or appointments needed to support women who have been sexually assaulted
- subsidies for childcare and transportation to ensure accessibility to the above services
- emergency practical assistance
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 Catholic District School Board
Our Mission: “As disciples of Christ, we educate and nurture hope in all learners to realize their full potential to transform God’s world.”
Our Vision: “Our Catholic Schools: heart of the community — success for each, a place for all.”
Waterloo Region District School Board
The Waterloo Region District School Board is one of the larger school boards in Ontario. We serve approximately 63,000 students in 120 schools in the Region of Waterloo. Our instruction is focused on developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide a solid foundation for living and learning.
We are proud of our staff and their commitment to the learning and development of our students. Many of our staff have been recognized locally, provincially and nationally as the best in their fields.
Our students regularly achieve a wide variety of honours in academics, fine arts and athletics. Our graduates have great success as they pursue further education and rewarding careers.
We value parent involvement in our schools and welcome parents to become active in the local school council.
Waterloo Region Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre
What we do
- we help and support women who are being hurt or abused by their partner
- we help and support women who have been hurt or abused in the past by their current or a former partner
- we help and support people who have been recently sexually assaulted
- if you are a woman, over age 16 and would like to talk with someone about abuse in your relationship – call us. We will listen to you. We may help you figure out what next steps you might choose to take.
- the nurses and social workers on our team can care for your medical concerns, support your emotional needs and assist you to plan for your safety
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
We are a social service agency providing opportunities and resources for Individuals and Families, Children and Youth, and For All residents in Woolwich and northern Wellesley Township.
Woolwich Community Services
Individual and group support for victims/survivors of relationship violence. Supports include information, safety planning, advocacy, individual support.
YWCA Kitchener- Waterloo
Since 1905, YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo has provided essential programs for women and children. Today, we provide programs in the areas of childcare, youth recreation, emergency and supportive housing for women, and prison-based counseling, speaking out on issues that affect women and families.
YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo is a community-based, charitable organization and are governed by a 15 member volunteer Board of Directors. We are a member association of YWCA Canada, the largest women’s multi-service organization in Canada.