Abuse and Family Violence

If you are in danger, call 911!

We do not provide family law services. If you need to speak to someone, there are other organizations where you can go for help

Legal Aid Ontario  To begin an application for Legal Aid, call: 1-800-668-8258.  Language interpretation by telephone is available.  Requires financial eligibility for Legal Aid Ontario services.

For 24 hour crisis response please use the following crisis response lines

The Assaulted Women’s Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-866-863-0511. The helpline can refer you to your nearest local shelter.

Centre d'aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel

Distress Center

FEM'AIDE (Ligne de soutien pour femmes violentées)

Kids Help Phone

Mental Health Crisis Line

Ottawa Rape Crisis Center

The Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa

The Steps to Justice website offers step-by-step information about abuse, family violence and other common legal problems.