Ernestine's Women's Shelter


Business Number: 101678969RR0001

Our Mission

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter is an organization run by women for women.

We provide support and shelter for women and children escaping violence.

We assist women and their children in rebuilding their lives by providing crisis intervention and a range of holistic support services while acknowledging the multitude of issues faced by survivors of abuse.

We adapt our services to honour diversity and the unique needs of the individual.

We promote awareness, education, and advocate for early intervention and prevention.

Ernestine's Women's Shelter is a United Way Member Agency.


Ernestine's Women's Shelter provides a safe haven and a temporary home for women and their children fleeing domestic violence.

We provide crisis intervention and a range of long-term support services, as well as unique and individualized service to each and every woman and child who passes through our doors.

Ernestine’s operates within an anti-racist and anti-oppressive (ARAO) framework: a perspective that confronts all aspects of injustice and inequality within society’s institutions, structure, systems and practices, and is intended to understand and eradicate racism and oppression in all of its forms.

Since we opened our doors 35 years ago, we have supported over 4,200 women and 4,500 child and youth clients.

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