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Victim Services of
Waterloo Region

Resourceful Links

Intimate Partner Violence Links

Agencies and information to assist victims of Intimate Partner Violence and their families.   Should you know of a link that should be added, please email it to:


Confronting Lesbian Abuse
Designed to increase understanding of lesbian abuse, and to offer suggestions for all concerned with abuse in lesbian relationships.


Neighbours, Friends & Families: Immigrant & Refugee Communities: Violence Against Women

The goal of the Immigrant and Refugee Communities – Neighbours, Friends and Families (IRCNFF) Campaign is to raise awareness about the warning signs of woman abuse and promote bystander intervention within immigrant and refugee communities across Ontario. IRCNFF also aims to raise awareness about the unique barriers newcomer women face when they are seeking support for abuse, and advocate for the elimination of those barriers.


Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment
An actuarial assessment that assesses how likely a man is to assault his partner again, and how his risk compares with that of other wife assaulters. The ODARA also predicts the speed and number of recidivistic offenses and the severity of injuries caused.

Help for domestic abuse.

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre

If you experience sexual assault or domestic violence in Waterloo Region, there are expert resources available to you at St. Mary’s General Hospital for emergency and follow-up care. Acute services are also provided at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.


The Assaulted Women’s Hotline
A 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line for women in the province of Ontario, they also speak to friends and family members of abused women, service providers and other professionals in contact with abused women.


The Gay Partner Abuse Project
Provides support, education and advocacy for men who experience violence and abuse in intimate same-sex relationships.


The National Clearing House on Domestic Violence
Canada’s information clearing house on violence against children, the elderly, women, men and family members.


The Ontario Women’s Justice Network
An online legal resource on issues related to justice and violence against women and children.


Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region
Provides shelter and safety planning for women and children victims of domestic abuse.


Woolwich Community Services Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP)

The Family Violence Prevention Program (FVP) offers individual and group support to those experiencing or have experienced a controlling and/or abusive relationship. Those seeking assistance can receive on-going individual support.