Crisis Line: 705 444 2511

MY FRIEND'S HOUSE IS A NON-PROFIT AGENCY OFFERING SUPPORT FOR ABUSED WOMEN WITH OR WITHOUT CHILDREN LIVING IN THE GEORGIAN TRIANGLE.

WHAT WE OFFER

24h Support Services

705 444 2511

Counsellors answer the support line 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Public Education

Public education promotes an understanding and knowledge of issues of woman abuse; it helps to change attitudes and foster health relationships and build a stronger community.
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Emergency Shelter

24-hour, 12-bed emergency shelter in a caring, safe environment providing healthy meals, personal care items, access to clothing, counselling and practical support.
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Therapeutic Counselling

This program provides therapeutic support to help maximize and strengthen personal resources for healing and to resolve challenges. Services are available to women who have been or are in an abusive relationship.
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Children and Youth

This program helps children and their mothers reconnect as they start a life free from abuse and violence.
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Legal Support

This program offers a wide range of support to women in the community who are experiencing abuse, have left abusive relationships recently or in the past, or who are considering leaving.
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TESTIMONIALS

My Friend's House is a safe and welcoming place for all women. Learn more about women's experiences.
''I was 15 when I was brought into My Friend's House by police officers from the hospital. They let me speak with them when I was ready and said this is the space you can use and that you can reside in. They make you feel accepted and they don't judge. At My Friend's House its really a friendly house. My Friend's House makes you feel calm. They let you do what you need to do to get through your situation, but there is always someone there for you.''
''I didn't know what I was living through till my friend told me how my relationship wasn't normal. It was her that called My Friend's House and had one of the counsellors go to her house to meet with me. The staff at the shelter provided me with support 24 hours a day, if I was having a rough night like at 3am I could go sit and talk with someone. I always had the support and guidance. I don't know what would have happened if it weren't for My Friend's House.''
''A friend of mine mentioned to me about My Friend's House, so I took it upon myself to go through the doors myself and instantly I felt safe and secure. My life without My Friend's House, probably wouldn't have turned out the same. I don't know where I would have ended up without them."
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Women and children sleep in shelters every night because it isn’t safe for them at home.

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Physical assault is the most common type of family violence reported to the police. 

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Every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.

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Arrests result from gender based violence in Canada every year.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Your support helps the women and children we serve receive the support they need to begin a life free of gender based violence.

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TOUR OUR SHELTER

We strive to make sure My Friend’s House feels as much like a home as possible.  Each family has their own room to share and there is a safe backyard with lots of play equipment for kids and moms to play whenever they want.  The shelter is equipped with all the comforts of home, from personal care items, toys and play equipment for kids, food and clothing in case you can’t pack before you arrive at the shelter.  If there is something you are missing, you just have to ask.

NEWS AND EVENTS

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CONTACT US

Phone: 705-444-2511

TTY: 705-444-5266.

Toll Free: 1-800-265-2511

Office: 705-444-2586

For administration purposes only: inquiries@myfriendshouse.ca

P.O Box 374 Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, L9Y 3Z7

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