If you are in crisis and need immediate support call 613-562-2333

Additional services are available through the organizations below.


Phone/TEXT Number


Unsafe at Home Ottawa

Text us at 613-704-5535 or Chat with us here

Unsafe at Home Ottawa is a secure text and online chat service for women who may be living through increased violence and abuse at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our counsellors provide emotional support, practical advice and referrals.
(7 days a week - 8:30-midnight)

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

1-866-863-0511 (toll-free)

During this time of crisis and uncertainty, the Assaulted Women’s Helpline (1-866-863-0511) & the Senior Safety Line (1-866-299-1011) remain committed to delivering our 24/7 crisis counselling for women and seniors in the province of Ontario. Please share widely - the assaulted women’s helpline is available in over 200 languages .

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa 613-234-2266 If you need to get in touch with a peer support worker and are not sure how, please e-mail us at info@sascottawa.com. We will be in the centre to check messages on our office line at (613) 725-2160.

Ottawa Victim Services


If you are in need of emotional support, practical assistance (alarms or 911 cell phones) or victim compensation (safe accommodations when VAW shelters are full) contact us at info@ovs-svo.com or 613-238-2762 & we will get back to you. You’re not alone, Victim Services is here for you
Distress Centre of Ottawa Phone: 613-238-3311
Text: 343-306-5550

Our phone lines operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we truly mean that!  Regardless of the day or time, we're here.  People of all ages, races, gender, ability and social-economic groups call our confidential service, trusting that we'll always be here. 


1-855-554- HEAL (toll-free) Talk4Healing  is a culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages all across Ontario.
 Fem’aide (Francais)

1-877-336-2433 (toll-free)

Fem’aide offers French-speaking women who have experienced gender-based violence, support, information and referral to appropriate front-line services within their communities, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.