Gillian's Place


Business Number: 129718037RR0001

Our Mission:

To empower women and their children fleeing abuse by providing safety, support, and a range of services and to raise awareness about root causes to end the cycle of violence and abuse.  

Our Vision:

We seek a socially just community where all women and children are free from violence and abuse.

Service Area:

Gillian's Place is the only organization offering emergency and transitional shelter and supportive services for women and children who have experienced abuse in St. Catharines, Thorold, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lincoln, Grimsby and West Lincoln.

About Gillian's Place

We offer a continuum of essential support services to women and children who have experienced abuse, including: 

  • 24 Hour Emergency Shelter & Support at our St. Catharines Location
  • Transitional Shelter in Grimsby, Beamsville and Smithville
  • Safety Planning
  • Experienced & Non-Judgmental Counselling
  • Legal Services
  • Transitional Support and Outreach
  • Safety Planning & Support for Children
  • Community Advocacy & Leadership
  • Public Education

All Services are free, confidential and available to all women.


What People Are Saying

"I came here broken. They helped me feel whole again. They helped me believe I could do it. They gave me hope when there was none. "

— Former Shelter Resident

"Thank you for caring for the ones who are broken and for giving them hope in their struggles. Thank you for reminding me of the love of humanity"

— Community Friend

"I do not even know where to start to say thank you for everything you have done and are doing for my children and I. What a great experience we had during a horrible time in our lives. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. "

— Former Resident

"The staff at Gillian’s Place is always available 24/7 to counsel, listen to or share, making me feel more secure and confident at a difficult time in my life. I am very thankful that this shelter is available in St. Catharines."

— Former client

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