Halton Women's Place

Site: Unpublished Address

Service: Emergency Shelter and Support Services

Record #: BTN2544
Last Full Update: 06 May 2024

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Public Comments

For national online directory of shelters for women experiencing abuse, see sheltersafe.ca

Contact Information

Office Phone Administration 905-332-1200; 
North Shelter (Milton and Halton Hills) 905-878-8970; 
South Shelter (Burlington and Oakville) 905-332-1593
Crisis Phone Mon-Sun 24 hours North Shelter (Milton and Halton Hills) 905-878-8555 
Mon-Sun 24 hours South Shelter (Burlington and Oakville) 905-332-7892
Fax Administration 905-332-1155
E-Mail info@haltonwomensplace.com
Website haltonwomensplace.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, LinkedIn LinkedIn, Twitter Twitter
Volunteer Coordinator Kaitlin McKenna, Development Officer; Phone: 905-332-1200 ext 244; Email: kmceknna@haltonwomensplace.com

Agency Information

Description (Agency)

Provides emergency shelter, crisis services and support to physically, sexually, financially and emotionally abused women and their dependent children

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1980
Primary Executive Laurie Hepburn, Executive Director; Phone: Burlington (Business) 905-332-1200 ext 241 * Milton (Business) 905-878-0386 ext 321; Email: lhepburn@haltonwomensplace.com
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services ; Fundraising ; Donations

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Major Services:

  • 24 hour crisis lines for abused women
  • HWP Chat provides online support, Mon-Sun 24 hrs, from a training Violence Against Women Counsellor
  • safe shelter accommodation, food, and basic personal items for a maximum of 8 weeks for abused women and their dependent children
  • individual and/or supportive group counselling at the shelter
  • community agency information and referral when necessary
  • court support for interim custody and restraining orders
  • children's services
  • emergency transportation to shelter, if necessary
  • depart planning
  • SafePet Program
  • advocacy and public education around ending violence against women
  • transitional support program
  • accepts donations of goods for those in the shelter and those moving from the shelter to permanent housing (see list of needs here)

Family Court Support Worker Program

Facilitates a victim's understanding of and passage through the familly court system.

Support provided includes:

  • information on the family court process
  • assistance in preparing for family court proceedings (documenting history of abuse, accessing Legal Aid)
  • debriefing with clients following family court appearances
  • referral to specialized services and supports in the community
  • safety planning
  • court accompaniment to proceedings when appropriate

Schools programs

  • EngageMENt 'male ally' program is a conversation-based 8-week program led by a male facilitator that guides male students through discussion around popular and sports culture, through a gender lens, and discusses what 'healthy masculinity' means, wrapping up by planning an experiential or service learning initiative (participants may receive up to 15 volunteer hours toward their Community Involvement requirement)

Administration Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm;
Shelters Mon-Sun 24 hours

Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up
  • Self-identified women and their children
  • Family Court Support Worker Program -- victims of domestic violence involved in the family court process

Phone crisis line

Languages English ; French ; American Sign Language (ASL) ; Arabic ; Korean ; Polish ; Russian ; Interpretive Services - can be arranged
Fees None

Site Information

Site Location Shelters in Burlington and Milton * map does not point to shelter location(s) * phone crisis line for assistance
Located In Community Halton Region
Address & Map
Halton Region, ON
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Mailing Address PO Box 20060 
2211 Brant St 
Burlington, ON L7P 0A4
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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