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Here you can find helpful links for women and children affected by abuse. See below for informative stats and click on the reports to view them or download them to view them anytime.
Links for Women
Naomi’s Family Resource Centre makes every effort to ensure the content on the following links is as accurate as possible. By clicking on any of the links below you will be leaving the Naomi’s Family Resource Centre’s web site and we do not endorse any information that is found on the following links.
Ontario Women’s Justice Network
The goal of the Ontario Women’s Justice Network (OWJN) is to promote an understanding of the law with respect to the issue of violence against women and children. They provide accessible legal information to women and their supporters in a manner that reflects the experiences and realities of women.
They provide information on family justice, legislation, going to court, resources and printer-friendly forms.
Assaulted Women’s Helpline
A 24-hour telephone crisis line for women in the province of Ontario. The Helpline is also for friends and family members of abused women, service providers and other professionals in contact with abused women.
Hot Peach Pages
Searchable international inventory of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and women’s organizations, plus index of domestic violence resources in over 70 languages.
House of Lazarus
Food bank, thrift ship, used furniture, counselling, education and more.
211 is a helpline and online database of Ontario’s community and social services.
Hotline for french-speaking women who are affected by violence.
ShelterSafe.ca is an online resource to help women and their children seeking safety from violence and abuse. The clickable map will serve as a fast resource to connect women with the nearest shelter that can offer safety, hope and support.
Provincial Penal System Victim Registration
The Victim Notification System (VNS) informs victims about the status and scheduled release date of provincially incarcerated offenders. VNS is part of the Victim Support Line, available toll-free at 1-888-579-2888 or (416) 314-2447 in the Toronto area.
After calling the VNS, the victim will be given the option of registering. Registered victims will receive automated voice messages by phone instructing them to call back to get more information if there are changes in the offender’s status.
The victim will then be provided with available information about the current status of the offender, including:
- Parole hearing dates
- Decisions to release or to deny parole
- Temporary absences
- Transfers to other jurisdictions
- Failures to return from leave.
Federal Penal System Victim Registration, Correctional Service Canada
CSC does not automatically inform victims about the offender who harmed them. Information is only provided if a victim asks for it.
To receive information about an offender, a victim must complete and sign an Application to Receive Information as a Victim form. The completed form can be sent to CSC or the Parole Board of Canada. Victims can receive the information directly from CSC or authorize someone else (in writing) to act as their representative.
Victim Services Officers across Canada can assist with the application process. To speak to a Victim Services Officer, please contact us toll-free at 1-866-806-2275 or by email. We will be happy to assist you.
Benefits of Registration
Victims find many benefits by registering to receive information about the offender. They can:
- apply for funds to attend Parole Board of Canada hearings.
- verify information that they get from the offender (if they are in contact with him or her).
- get “the other side” of what is happening with the correctional plan and release protocol.
- address the needs and the rights of child victims by registering as an agent to receive information on behalf of the child.
News is a free application which contains summaries of top stories in the world, sports, and entertainment news, from the When Georgia Smiled: Robin McGraw Foundation (and powered by Yahoo!).
Additionally, if someone you know is in an abusive relationship—or if that someone is you—the Help Section of the application contains resources for victims of domestic violence.
This app does not serve as a replacement for emergency services—in any situation where you feel that you may be at risk, please dial 911 or your local emergency number.
To learn more please visit https://www.whengeorgiasmiled.org/the-aspire-news-app/
Links for Children
Naomi’s Family Resource Centre does not endorse any information that is found on the following links.
Kids’ Help Phone
Kid’s help phone (1-800-668-6868) counsellors speak to kids from across Canada who has questions and concerns about issues like relationships, school, bullying, suicide and abuse. It’s free and easy. The website provides resources, information on the help phone and access to an online counsellor.
A youth-focused website that includes information on youth and violence
A website for teens to help them work out their issues
Offers information on bullying and how to learn, share and help
Mind Your Mind
Provides a forum for shared resources, information and experiences for youth about Mental Health and Stress Management