Where to Get Help (For Women in Need)

24-hour Crisis Lines

If you are being abused, call one of these numbers:

Gillian's Place - Empowering Abused Women of Niagara 905-684-8331
Women's Place of South Niagara, Inc. 905-356-5800 or 905-788-0113
Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre, Carsa Inc. 905-682-4584
Shelternet.ca - to find a shelter in your area

Support for Women in Need

  • Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program
    Assisting pregnant women and new mothers living in conditions of risk. The goal is to reduce the number of unhealthy birth weights and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and to improve the health of both mother and infant.

  • Hannah House Maternity Home for Young Mothers
    Maternity home sheltering and supporting mothers, 21 years of age and younger. Girls are welcome to enter the home anytime during pregnancy, and mom and baby can stay up to six months after the baby is born.

  • Elisha House - Pregnancy and Family Support Centre
    Support centre for those affected by an unplanned pregnancy. You will be listened to and counselled in a compassionate, non-judgmental way.

  • Niagara Life Centre
    Offers free confidential pregnancy tests, whether a pregnancy is planned or unexpected, and provides facts, options, and ongoing support. Further services regarding relationship support, grief/loss, addictions and many others are offered in a caring non-judgmental approach to ALL people in need.

  • South Niagara Life Ministries
    Offers free and confidential pre and post natal services for Southern Niagara, with locations in Fort Erie and Port Colborne. Services include: pregnancy tests, counselling, teen and young adult prenatal classes (moms and dads) in two locations, free supplies (as available) and more.

  • Mother Risk - Helplines
    Motherisk counsellors talk to hundreds of women and their healthcare providers each day providing guidance, support and peace of mind during your pregnancy.

    • 1-877-327-4636 - Alcohol and Substance
    • 1-800-436-8477 - Morning Sickness
    • 1-888-246-5840 - HIV and HIV Treatment
    • 416-813-6780 - Motherisk's Home Line
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