Women in Crisis Algoma Inc

Site: Sault Ste Marie

Service: Shelter and Support Services

Description & Services
Description (Agency) Operates a 24-bed emergency shelter for women and their children who have been victims of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.
Agency Services
Description (Service)
  • Operates a 24-bed emergency shelter for women who have been victims of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, and their children 
  • Operates a 24-hour crisis support phone line and walk-in crisis service 
  • Offers long-term and crisis counselling for women who have been victims of sexual assault or abuse both current and historic 
  • Offers educational groups on topics such as self-esteem, self worth, exploring the cycle of violence, healthy relationships, safety planning, housing, and advocacy 
  • Offers client referrals for counselling and to government services 
  • Provides community education and awareness on the issues of abuse 
  • Provides on site child care for women who are residents of the shelter for court dates, doctors appointments, group sessions  
  • Offers on site child care for non-resident women during group sessions, Call for information on programs offering this service 
  • Offers parenting support and counselling sessions 
  • Offers a Family Court Support Worker Program
Note: A woman does not have to be a resident of the centre to access these services
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Algoma District
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
  • Women who have been physically, sexually or emotionally abused 
  • Women planning to leave an abusive relationship 
  • Women who have suffered abuse at anytime and require support
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French ; Italian ; Interpretive Services - Available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-759-1230
Crisis Phone 705-759-1230 or 
Fax 705-759-3239
Website womenincrisis.ca
Primary Executive Norma Elliott, Director of Programs and Staff; Email: nelliott@wicalgoma.com
Alternate Executive Sharon Reid, Director of Community Relations and Finance; Email: sreid@wicalgoma.com
Site Location Oakland Place
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 23 Oakland Ave
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2T2
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Intersection Oakland Ave and Pilgrim St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (80) United Way
Established 1979
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services; Ministry of the Attorney General; North East Local Health Integrated Network ; Donations ; United Way