Guelph Wellington Women In Crisis

Rural Women's Support Program

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Record #: GCL1526 Last Modified: 14 Jan 2014 Last Full Update: 14 Jan 2014
Contact Information
Alternate NameG-W WIC ; Guelph-Wellington Women In Crisis ; GWWIC ; RWSP ; WIC
Address & Map
38 Elizabeth St
Guelph, ON N1E 2X2
 
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Located In CommunityGuelph
Site LocationGuelph-Downtown Area
Intersectionnear Macdonell St and Wellington St E
AccessibilityPartially Accessible ; Accessibility varies by location * Fergus/Palmerston Offices - wheelchair accessible * Erin/Mount Forest Offices - not accessible; alternative accessible meeting locations can be arranged.
Mailing Addressc/o Post Office 
Box 1451 
Guelph, ON N1H 6N9
Office PhoneAdministration: 519-836-1110
TTY Phone24 hours 519-836-5710; 1-800-265-7233
Crisis Phone24 hours 519-836-5710; 1-800-265-7233
Fax519-836-1979
E-Mailadminrec@gwwomenincrisis.org
Websitewww.gwwomenincrisis.org
Primary ContactJacinta Gillen, Rural Support Manager; Phone: 519-546-5307; Email: rwspmgr@gwwomenincrisis.org
Volunteer CoordinatorBarb Smith, Volunteer and Crisis Line Manager; Phone: 519-836-6831; Email: volunteer@gwwomenincrisis.org
Primary ExecutiveSly Castaldi, Executive Director; Phone: 519-836-1110
Alternate ExecutiveJennifer Davies, Manager of Programs and Services; Phone: 519-836-1110; Email: jennifer@gwwomenincrisis.org
Description & Services
Other LocationsErin Office
45 Main St
Erin, ON N0B 1T0

Fergus Office
479 St. Patrick St W
Fergus, ON N1M 1M2

Mount Forest Office
102 Main St S
Mount Forest, ON N0G 2L3

Palmerston Office
360 King St, Unit 3
ON N0G 2P0
DescriptionProvides support services for women and their children who are experiencing or have experienced physical, emotional, sexual, verbal, financial abuse and/or stalking.  
* non-residential program (connects women to Marianne's Place) 
* individual/group counselling 
* childcare available during counselling 
* safety planning 
* support for survivors of childhood sexual abuse/sexual assault/harassment/stalking  
* appointment arranged in mutually agreed location if required 
* transportation/accompaniment to police, court, hospital, lawyer, shelter, rural services 
* advocacy/referral to community agencies 
* education/training on all woman abuse/sexual violence issues 
* support for criminal injuries compensation/victim impact statements/restraining orders 
* housing/legal/financial/custody information and support 
* support for family/partners/friends of survivors 
* client library and resource materials  
* public education presentations available on request 
 
Volunteer opportunities available; local training provided.
Sup. DescriptionNote: immediate telephone support and information counselling available through 24-hour crisis lines: 519-836-5710 or 1-800-265-7233 
 
Erin Office: 519-833-2301; Fax: 519-833-7563 
Fergus Office: 519-843-6834; Fax: 519-843-9945 
Mount Forest Office: 519-323-3638; Fax: 519-323-2844 
Palmerston Office: 519-343-5192; Fax: 519-343-5197 
HoursGuelph: Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm * hours may vary in other locations * some evening groups available
DatesAll year
Areas ServedWellington County
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Women 16 years and older and their children who are physically, emotionally, financially or sexually abused.  
 
 
FeesNone
LanguagesEnglish ; Interpretive Services - can be arranged if needed
Other Details
EstablishedThe Rural Women's Support Program was established in 1986
FundingUnited Way
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Subjects
SubjectsAbuse ; Assault ; Children ; Counselling ; Crisis intervention ; Information and referral ; Safety ; Sexual assault ; Support groups ; Women
Service CategoriesAbuse/Violence Related Support Groups ; In Person Crisis Intervention ; Rural Residents ~ Abused Women