My Friend’s House is a non-profit agency offering support for abused women and children living in the Georgian Triangle. Since opening in 1991, My Friend’s House has helped thousands of women get the safety and support they need to rebuild their lives.

We serve about 600 women and their children each year – 200 through our Shelter Program and the balance through our Outreach, Transition and Children’s Programs.

Our free, confidential services are available to all women and their children across the Georgian Triangle – from Wasaga Beach and Collingwood to Creemore and Meaford and all parts in between.


My Friend’s House provides shelter and crisis support, and advocates for equity for women and children in the South Georgian Bay area who are experiencing gender-based violence and abuse.


Empowered women. Transformed communities.


Our work is rooted in the values of:

Fearlessness – We are courageous and do not give fear the power to silence or stop us.

Respect – We acknowledge the dignity, significance, and humanity of each other.

Integrity – We conduct ourselves ethically and with a high level of accountability and transparency.

Excellence – We commit to a high standard of service, with women and children’s safety at the forefront.

Non-judgment – We value, support, and respect the individual choices made by informed and empowered women.

Diversity – We see and celebrate the value in ourselves and others.

Service – We have empathy and compassion for those we serve, coupled with the desire to meet their needs.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy

My Friend’s House is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where all Board members, leadership, staff, suppliers, individuals representing our organization, and anyone accessing My Friend’s House services feel safe, respected, and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias in an environment free of racism, oppression, violence, or harassment.

We respect and value the diverse life experiences our Board, leadership, staff, suppliers, and clients bring.

We are committed to modeling diversity, equity, and inclusion and maintaining fair and equitable treatment for all. My Friend’s House fosters a community of learning and continuous improvement in identifying, addressing, and moving through conflict as it relates to systemic racism, oppression, violence, and all forms of discrimination. This commitment can include, but is not limited to, the impact on individuals, organizations, and the ways in which services are delivered for survivors of gender-based violence.