If you are experiencing domestic violence:
Make a Safety Plan
Your safety is important. Click here for a booklet from the Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse with useful information about taking care of yourself and protecting your safety.
Contact one of the following services in our community:
519-836-5710 or 1-800-265-7233
They can offer support and information about your options. Women in Crisis offers a range of services, including the Marianne’s Place Women’s Shelter, the Rural Women’s Support Program, Sexual Assault Centre, and the Transitional and Housing and Support Program. For an overview of their services click here.
If you’re hurt or in need of immediate care, go to the emergency department at your local hospital to receive treatment for your injuries.
- Guelph General Hospital (Guelph): 519-837-6440 x2210
- Groves Memorial Community Hospital (Fergus): 519-843-2010
- Louise Marshall Hospital (Mount Forest): 519-323-2210
The emergency department is the main way to get in touch with the Care & Treatment Centre. Once you are seen in emergency, a nurse from the Care & Treatment Centre will come to meet with you. These nurses are specially trained to respond to sexual assault, sexual abuse and domestic violence.
If you are not hurt and it is between 9am and 5pm, you can contact the Care & Treatment Centre directly at 519-837-6440 x2728.
Your information will be kept confidential and will not be reported to the police. You will have the choice of having evidence collected.
Call 911 to report the abuse.
The member organizations of the Guelph-Wellington Action Committee on Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence are committed to providing a coordinated response for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. We ensure, that no matter what entry point you reach out for help and services, that you will receive, either directly or through an appropriate referral, information about all of your choices and options.
Your immediate safety and need for medical services will be assessed, a risk assessment will be completed to provide you with information about the safety of both you and your children, you will be informed about issues of confidentiality and child protection (if children are involved), and you will be assisted with referrals to appropriate services such as Women In Crisis, Guelph General Hospital, Police and Victim Services.
You are not alone. We can help.