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The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY (Deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing services) crisis line to all women in the province of Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse. Trained counsellors provide crisis counselling, emotional support, information and referrals. On average we receive 50,000 calls per year from across the province and beyond seeking support and advice.
We recognize how difficult it is for many women to reach out for support. AWHL works hard to eliminate the barriers that can prevent women from picking up the phone. All calls are anonymous and confidential; we do not have call display. We offer language line services in up to 200 languages. Over 9,000 callers require this service annually.
The Helpline is dedicated to working towards equality for all women.
2020 is a very important year for the Assaulted Women's Helpline, we celebrate 35 years of helping women who have experienced abuse through our 24 hour, 7 day a week crisis counselling line. This anonymous and confidential line has served as a safe space for women to share their stories knowing there is an experienced counsellor on the other end of the phone to listen without judgment, to help break down the problem and provide options that meet her needs.
Since 2017, the Assaulted Women's Helpline runners have raised more than $77,000 allowing our counsellors to answer more than 1700 calls! With your help and support we will continue to provide our 24/7 support to women across the province of Ontario and ensure no call goes unanswered.