Crime Prevention Ottawa (CPO), together with the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, Interval House of Ottawa, Ottawa Victim Services and the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, has launched a secure and confidential text and online chat for victims and survivors of domestic and gender-based violence.
According to CPO, “the tool was designed to help women who are living with verbal abuse, emotional abuse, or physical or sexual violence, but are required to stay home due to physical distancing measures during COVID-19. Text and live online chat options allow women to connect with trained professionals to get advice, coping mechanisms and options for staying safe.” Services are available in both English and French, 7 days a week from 8:30 am to midnight.
Text: (613) 704-5535
Chat online: unsafeathomeottawa.ca