COVID-19 : An Update

December 22, 2020

In response to the Government of Ontario’s announcement regarding the Provincewide Shutdown starting December 26, 2020, The Women’s Centre wants the community to know that we remain open for women and children fleeing violence and abuse.

As an essential service, we will continue to provide 24-hour service including emergency shelter, counselling, crisis line support, safety planning, and advocacy to women and children in the Grey Bruce community.

Women in crisis can be assured that their safety is paramount and that all staff and clients are following Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services and Public Health protocols for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), social distancing, and cleaning and disinfecting. Shelter staff and clients are limiting community outings to essential wellness activities including school, work and family obligations.

It has been a challenging year for many, but the generosity of our community continues to shine through as seen by the astounding support from individuals, corporations, and community groups who have partnered with us in helping women build safe and sustainable lives free from abuse and violence. Individuals wanting to demonstrate their support to ending domestic violence, can do so by joining The Alliance, a group of monthly donors who support The Women’s Centre.

Women and children who feel unsafe or are experiencing harm, can reach The Women’s Centre by:

  • 24/7 crisis phone line: 519-371-1600 / 1-800-265-3722
  • 24/7 text support: 226-974-0755
  • 9-1-1 for all emergency situations
  • Email

Thank you staff, volunteers and donors, for your continued support while we navigate these unprecedented times.

Heather Sheldrick
Executive Director