Contact Information
Office Phone 519-633-0155
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-4305
Crisis Phone 1-800-265-4305
Fax 519-633-6575
E-Mail info@vawsec.on.ca
Website www.vawsec.on.ca
Primary Contact Deisy Vanegas, Program Manager; Email: dvanegas@vawsec.on.ca
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Support services for women who have been abused * provides safety in an emergency shelter and counselling services

Abused Women's Helpline - 24-hour support, information and system navigation for women, friends, professionals and family members who are affected directly or indirectly by violence

24 Hour Drop In Counselling - 24 hour crisis stabilization and support for women who have been abused

Mental Health Crisis Response for Abused Women - 24 hour specialized crisis intervention for women who have been abused and are experiencing a mental health crisis, by phone or in person

Child Counselling
- Counselling to help children heal from the trauma of experiencing their mother's abuse * safety planning * services are available in St Thomas, Aylmer and West Lorne

Prevention by Education - On-site training and information for services and agencies, community and faith groups, workplaces and schools * Elementary School Healthy Relationships Program provides school-based counselling information and training services to elementary school students, teachers and principals

Family Court Support Worker Program - information on the family court process * assistance in preparing for family court proceedings (documenting history of abuse, accessing Legal Aid) * referral to specialized services and supports in the community * safety planning * court accompaniment to proceedings when appropriate

Women Abuse and Transitional Housing Support Counselling
- Counselling for women who have been abused and may need assistance finding housing * legal and financial information * assistance with safety planing * assistance with finding a safe place to live * services are available in St Thomas, Aylmer and West Lorne

Sexual Assault and Transitional Housing Support Counselling - Counselling for women who have been sexually abused either as a child or as an adults * services are available in St Thomas, Aylmer and West Lorne

Services and Programs:
  • Aylmer Office
  • West Lorne Office
  • Women's Place Emergency Shelter
Hours Daily 24 hours
Administration: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Areas Served Elgin County
Boundaries Elgin
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up Women, 16 years and older, who have experienced abuse and their children, family, friends, and professionals
Family Court Support Worker Program -- victims of domestic violence involved in the family court process
Application Call or drop-in
Languages English
Fees Free
Agency Information
Primary Executive Liz Brown, Executive Director; Email: lbrown@vawsec.on.ca
Funding Donations ; Provincial - MCSS ; Provincial - SWLHIN
Agency Services
Site Information
Site Location St Thomas
Located In Community St Thomas
Address & Map
300 Talbot St, Suite 26
St Thomas, ON N5P 4E2
Intersection Talbot St and Metcalf St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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