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Take the First Step to Getting Help

If you or someone you know is experiencing violence, we can help. Call our confidential, free helpline to talk to someone today. We’re here to help answer your questions, offer you options, and help you develop a safety plan. When you’re ready, we’ll be there with as much assistance as you need.

Call 1-800-661-8294

We are excited about our plans for the future and growth of Sandgate Women’s Shelter of York Region. To learn more find out here.

Dedicated to Providing Shelter and Support

Supporting all individuals who identify as women

24 / 7 / 365

• 24-hour crisis line
• Safe shelter and supportive, one-on-one counselling
• Women's groups
• Women's and children's groups
• Safety planning
• Assistance with emergency transportation
• Public education and advocacy
• Referrals to financial, legal, medical and housing support
• Children's programs including childcare and parenting support
• Meals, clothing and personal necessities
• Culturally sensitive services
• Transitional housing support
• Wheelchair accessible facilities

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"Thank you for your love and kindness. I am very grateful my children and I found this safe haven. All things considered, I will remember this as a time of support, encouragement, rest, community and positive forward motion."

Survivor Testimonial

"I highly recommend Sandgate counselling services to all my friends who need it. The sessions on abuse, self-esteem, goal setting and coping strategies have helped me move forward in my life. Bless you."

Survivor Testimonial

"It was the hardest thing to pick up that phone and make the call to the 24/7 crisis line, but once I did Sandgate Women Advocates were immediately there for me...helping me get safe. I have never looked back!"

Survivor Testimonial

Our Vision

A world free of oppression and violence for all women and children.

Our Mission

Sandgate Women's Shelter of York Region Inc. is a feminist organization, dedicated to empowering all persons who identify as women and their children through safe shelter, resources, information and advocacy in order to eliminate violence in their lives.