Violence Prevention and Crisis Intervention

Assistance for Women Victim of Domestic Violence, Violence Prevention and Crisis Counselling: Women, especially immigrant women, refugee women and women of colour face specific challenges that create barriers which can make them more vulnerable to domestic abuse. Many women seek out our services to address the violence that they are experiencing in their lives. For some women, assistance comes in the form of disclosure and respect. The Rexdale Women’s Centre provides one-on-one assistance to women who are experiencing domestic violence and dealing with a crisis in their lives. Counsellors assist women to understand the cycle of abuse and help women to develop safety plans and strategies to live a life free of violence for themselves and their children.

Medical and Legal Referrals and Client Accompaniment: Rexdale Women’s Centre’s staff provides culturally and linguistically relevant services in guiding women to obtain medical and legal services. Our staff will accompany women as they attend these visits. Additionally, our staff will provide on-going support as women face the difficult task of navigating through the legal and court systems.

Support Groups for Women on Spousal Abuse: Support groups offer women a unique opportunity to gain information, share experiences, to build confidence and to develop safety plans when dealing with abuse. Rexdale Women’s Centre provides women with information about their rights and how they can be supportive to other women who are experiencing spousal abuse.

Partner Assault Response Program Groups: Statistics indicate that some women will experience abuse at the hands of their male partners. Ending violence against women involves working with and educating men about the different forms of abuse, the effects of violence on children, the pattern of violent behaviour and developing alternatives to physical, emotion and financial abuse. Rexdale Women’s Centre offers groups for court-mandated offenders to better understand the consequences and impact of violence against women, work on accepting responsibility for their violent behaviour and to develop strategies to deal with anger.

The curriculum focuses on such important topics as: the many different forms of abuse, male privilege, anger management, effective communication, coping with stress and the impact abuse has on children.

If you or your partner is displaying the following behaviour, it is recommended that you seek counselling/assistance as soon as possible.

  • Threatening behaviour such as, breaking things, punching walls, slamming doors or threats of bodily harm
  • Controlling behaviour such as, controlling the way your partner dresses, who he/she associates with (friends, work colleagues, family), controlling when or if he/she can leave the house, etc.

Any forms of:

  • Physical abuse (slapping, punching, grabbing, hitting, spitting, etc)
  • Emotional abuse (name-calling, acts of jealously, attempts to lower someone’s self- esteem, etc.)
  • Financial abuse (preventing you or your partner from working, making your partner ask for money, not letting them know or have access to the family income)
  • Sexual assault (rape or any forced sexual activity within or outside marriage)
  Partner Abuse Program:
location Location:
925 Albion Road,
Suite 309, 3rd Floor
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9V 1A6
time Time:
Please contact RWC for program dates and times
contact Contact:
Pila Dube
PAR Group Lead Facilitator
416-745-0062 ext.304
Guadalupe Herrera
Director of Programs
416-745-0062 ext.261

  Support Groups:
contact For More Information Contact:
Guadalupe Herrera
Manager, Director of Programs
416-745-0062 ext.261