CRISIS LINE 1-800-605-7477
Since 1992, Zhaawanong 24-hr emergency women’s shelter has provided Indigenous-led shelter and support for First Nations women and their children who are at risk of violence, abuse and/or homelessness.
For the women and children that stay at Zhaawanong, it isn’t a shelter or even a house… it’s a home. A place that, for many, represents the first time they’ve ever felt a sense of safety and belonging. The term “zhaawanong” means “south” in the Ojibwe language. This direction signifies warmth, change, nurturance, growth and renewal.
We provide a safe and supportive healing environment, as well as intervention and crisis counseling for women and their children. This includes:
- Traditional healing circles
- Safety planning
- Financial resources
- Emergency transportation
- Advocacy and referrals to services
- Promotion of overall health and wellness
By helping women and their children break free from the cycle of violence, Zhaawanong improves quality of life and helps to build stronger, healthier, safer communities.
CONTACT THE SHELTER
If you are in crisis, please call 1-800-605-7477
Zhaawanong Shelter: 256 Hill St. London, Ontario
Support Indigenous Women and Children in Need
Everyday, Indigenous women and their families face challenges and hardships that can make it difficult to find safety and security. With your help, we can provide more resources, support, and advocacy for those who have found the strength and courage to ask for help.