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You can live without fear, hurt, abuse and violence. Shelters are there for you.

You are not alone. Whether you need someone to listen, to talk with, to give professional expertise, a place to stay, a safety plan— there are supports available for you.

ACWS members believe in the power of networking and sharing informed practices: together we are stronger.  Members agree to share aggregated data to guide policy and practice, participate in action-based research projects, sign an ethical moral framework and work collectively to end violence and abuse.

Women’s shelters remain open and ready to help, taking all recommended precautions to protect clients and their staff during COVID-19.

Whether you:

  • Want to speak to someone
  • Need someone to listen
  • Want professional expertise
  • Are worried about your safety
  • Need a safe place to stay
  • Need a safety plan

Shelters near you can help.

Find a member shelter or call our confidential and toll-free line at 1-866-331-3933 to speak with someone at a shelter near you.

If you suspect a child is at risk, you must report it.  1-800-387-5437 (Kids)

Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

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Contact a member shelter near you for assistance. You don't need to stay at a shelter to get help from one.

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