Women’s Empowerment Program - West Neighbourhood House

We believe that violence against women is a human rights violation, hindering a woman’s ability to enjoy basic freedoms and contribute fully to society.

Violence against women is an intentional act of violence that manifests itself through physical, emotional, financial, psychological, sexual, isolation, cyber harassment and other forms of violence used to intimidate women, resulting in coerced power and control. Violence against women is rooted of gender inequality.

According to the World Health Organization, 1 in every 3 women worldwide experience violence over the course of their life. This experience is disproportionately higher for Black women, Indigenous women, women of colour, women with disabilities, non-binary people, trans women, newcomer women and women living in poverty.

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The Women’s Empowerment Program

The Women’s Empowerment Program helps women improve the quality of their lives, respecting self-determination and fostering independence.
We can help. It’s confidential and free.

Nós podemos ajudar. É confidencial e gratuito.
Tudunk segíteni. Bizalmas és ingyenes.
我哋可以幫手 佢係機密同免費嘅。

Call us at 416-532-4828 or email info@westnh.org.

COVID-19 update: We are open and accepting new clients during the pandemic. We are providing services and counselling virtually, by phone and in person on a case-by-case basis. For more information on accessing legal services during the pandemic, visit Steps to Justice.

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Essential Information

What we do:

The Women’s Empowerment Program provides:

  • Individual supportive counselling for women and children, including victims of domestic violence
  • Crisis intervention
  • Safety planning
  • Support groups
  • Transitional plan and goal setting
  • Translation, interpretation, accompaniment to assist women in accessing resources such as housing, income supports, employment, training, childcare, legal information, etc.

Who is eligible:

This program is available to anyone over 18 years of age who identifies as a woman.


This program does not have geographical boundaries. We are currently operating virtually.


Our phone line is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



To reach us:

Call us at 416-532-4828 or email info@westnh.org to join us or ask any questions.

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