Second Stage Housing Program

  • Secure and affordable housing (rent-geared-to income) for up to 1 year for women and their children
  • Furnished & decorated 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units
  • Barrier-free and wheelchair accessible units available
  • Laundry facilities, children’s indoor & outdoor play areas, and common meeting rooms
  • Support groups, individual counselling and advocacy for women and their children


The Women’s Community Counsellor provides services to women in the community who wish to establish violence-free lives. She works to help women identify the community supports they need and to connect them with these supports.

  • One-to-one counselling for women planning to leave or who have left an abusive situation
  • Transitional Plans that may include: priority issues, hopes and dreams, identified goals, and how to achieve those goals
  • Safety Plans for both the woman and her children in the community, at home, at work, or at school – safety plans may include cell phones for former residents of the shelter and house alarms
  • Court Support: this includes both family and criminal court
  • Advocacy with other community agencies