NOTE: Services will likely be impacted in response to COVID-19. Please contact any service prior to visiting in person.

Yorktown Family Services

Violence Against Women Services

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Supportive community-based emergency and support services, includes shelter, crisis intervention, counselling, safety planning, and support group programs for women and their children
  • information and referral
  • accompaniment and advocacy
  • assistance in obtaining services
  • development of support networks
  • outreach and home visit services provided in various community locations

Emergency shelter
Includes counselling, referrals, court and immigration escort, follow-up, and advocacy and assistance with housing, welfare, immigration, medical and legal services
  • capacity 30
  • children's programs

Transitional and Housing Support Program
Counselling, crisis intervention, safety planning, assistance obtaining affordable housing, and follow-up

Women and Communities Against Violence (WACAV)
Builds and strengthens linkages between under-serviced areas, supports service providers and shelters
Shelter: women 16 years and older, leaving abusive relationships, with or without children

Community support and outreach: women 16 years and older, leaving shelters or living in abusive relationships, focus on under-served ethnospecific communities

Residency Requirements: Shelter: Greater Toronto Area; some programs: North York, Scarborough, York, and Rexdale, contact for details
Application Process
Call directly for details on vacancies, or contact Assaulted Women's Helpline 416-863-0511; for Transitional Support Worker and WACAV Program Coordinator, contact 416-394-2950 ext 236
416-394-2950 - Shelter Administration
416-394-2999 - 24-Hour Crisis Line
416-394-2424 - General Inquiries (Programs and Services)
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Mailing Address
2010 Eglinton Ave W
Ste 300
Toronto, ON, M6E 2K3
English, Interpretive Services available for other languages
Gabbey Dessye, Manager, Shelter Client Services
Documents Required
May vary; contact for information
Shelter - wheelchair accessible main floor and entrance, assistance needed with door ; Barrier free washroom ; Street parking ; Women and Communities Against Violence - service locations may be accessible, call for details
Agency Information
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Last Updated On
June 28, 2022
Hours of Operation
Open 24/7
Crisis line and shelter Mon-Sun 24 hours; community support and outreach Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, evening and weekend hours available by appointment
Service Area(s)
  • Durham Region
  • Halton Region
  • Peel Region
  • Toronto
  • York Region