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Violence Against Women, Services Elgin County

In our 40 year history, Violence Against Women Services Elgin County has helped to save the lives and to change the futures of tens of thousands of women and children: with a 24-hour help line, 24 hour drop in counselling with no wait time for help when you need it most, community based counselling to help manage the hurt of abuse, specific counselling services for sexual abuse, and 24-hour safety at Women’s Place Elgin's Emergency Shelter.

We also work to prevent violence through education programs in schools, partnerships with social services, workplaces and service groups, and counselling for children aged 4 to 18 whose moms have been abused.

We serve our community of 87,000 people.  Help is immediate. 24 hours a day. Help is close. With services in Aylmer, St. Thomas, and West Lorne.

Each year, we help over 2,500 people. 400+ women and children coming to the shelter for safety. 250+ women helped by transition and abuse counselling service; 1,200 + women, family, and friends calling the help line for real time support.  And 650+ women, men, and children helped by prevention through education program and community partnerships.

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