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Keeping Women and Children Safe

If you are experiencing violence at home and are looking for help, contact us. Whether you need a safe place to stay, an Emergency Protection Order or someone to talk to, we're here to help.

Our 24/7 crisis line is available whenever you need us: 1-866-223-7775

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Are you experiencing abuse and need help or support? Call our 24 Hour Crisis Line 1 (866) 223-7775


Family Violence Shelter in Yellowknife, NT

Alison McAteer House It is a secure and anonymous place for women to receive support while they are fleeing violence. Children can live here with their mothers. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our shelter has six bedrooms with a capacity of 12 beds. Our trained staff will provide you with help to determine your options, empathy and emotional support, as well as hope for a better future.

Women from across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut can call us so we can assess your situation and make a safety plan no matter where you live.  

Crisis line, Yellowknife: (867) 873-8257
Toll-free: 1-866-223-7775


Family Violence Shelter in Fort Smith, NT

YWCA Sutherland House is an 8 bed facility in Fort Smith. It is staffed 24/7 to provide safety and support for women, and their children experiencing violence. YWCA Sutherland House also operates a 24 hour crisis line 7 days a week.  A woman can stay for up to six weeks, depending on her needs, and circumstances. Children, including boys up to 14 years old, are welcome to stay with their mother.

YWCA Sutherland House offers individual support, safety planning, weekly in-house groups on topics such as education and awareness on the dynamics of family violence, and life skills support. Shelter staff provide emotional support, advocacy, and referrals for women accessing our services.

Crisis Line number: (867) 872-4133 (Fort Smith area) or toll free (877) 872-5925

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