Willowbridge Community Services is not an emergency service.
If you are in a crisis, please call 911.
If you live in Brantford, you can reach a crisis counsellor 24-hours a day by using St. Leonard’s Crisis Services help-line at 519-759-7188 or 1-866-759-7188. If you live in Hamilton, please call COAST (Crisis Outreach and Support Team) at 905-972-8338.
If you’ve been assaulted, you may find these crisis resources useful
Assaulted Women’s Helpline (AWHL)
The Assaulted Women’s Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all women who have experienced abuse. They provide counselling, emotional support, information and referrals.
Sexual Assult Centre of Hamilton (SASCHA)
The Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton offers a free 24-hour support line for survivors of sexual assault and violence in their region, as well as public education, counselling and advocacy.
Niagara Sexual Assault Centre
The Niagara Sexual Assault Centre offers crisis support to survivors of sexual violence in their region. They have a free 24-hour support line.
Sexual Assault Centre of Brant
This is a 24-hour crisis and support line for survivors of sexual violence, as well as friends and family of survivors. They also offer counselling for survivors of all genders ages 14 + in a supportive, safe environment as well as in all Brant County high schools, emergency services, accompaniment and support through hospital, police, and court procedures, public education, and community events. They now also have an online chat function.
FEM’AIDE (Ligne de soutien pour femmes violentées)An assaulted women’s helpline offered in French.
Talk4Healing is a culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages across Ontario.
Nova Vita (Brantford)
Nova Vita works to end interpersonal violence and abuse by supporting individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence, intimate partner violence, or gender-based violence through the provision of crisis intervention, emergency shelter, transitional support, children’s programs, and counselling. They also have a 24-hour emergency crisis line.
Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/ Domestic Violence Treatment Centres
The Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres has established a 24/7 nurse-staffed telephone navigation line to assist service providers in supporting victims/survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence in accessing resources across the province.
For regular SA/DV service, please contact your local program as per your usual protocol. If you have any challenges accessing service through the normal processes, call the navigation line below: