For young people who need to reach out, Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by phone (1-800-668-6868) or text (text CONNECT to 686868)
London Children's Aid Society remains open to respond to concerns about children or youth in need of protection.
If you are in crisis:
ANOVA’s 24-hour support line 519-642-3000 or 1-800-265-1576
Assaulted Women’s Helpline 1-866-863-0511 or TTY 1-866-863-7868
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
If you require emergency assistance, call 911 or the London Police at 519-661-5670.
Shelter and Other Supports:
Both of these organizations continue to offer support to women facing violence while taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Resources on Gender-Based Violence - The Western Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children has created a centralized hub for resources related to gender-based violence and the COVID-19 pandemic. It features the work of organizations across Canada, as well as key international research.
Sexual Violence and COVID-19 - This infographic shares some of the ways that COVID-19 has an impact on sexual violence. If you are experiencing abuse and require emergency assistance, call 9-1-1. For crisis counselling, call the 24-Hour Crisis & Support Line at 519-642-3000 or 1-800-265-1576.
Being in an Abusive Home During COVID-19 - The Mental Health Commission of Canada has provided a downloadable sheet of tips and resources to protect your physcial and psychological well-being if you are isolated with an abuser.