At Good Shepherd Women’s Services, we strive to provide a place of safety and support for women and children.
Half of all women in Canada report that they experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16. In the Hamilton area, Good Shepherd Women’s Services is often the first place they turn. We provide a sanctuary for women and their children dealing with abuse, violence, homelessness, poverty and mental illness. They also receive counselling, safety planning, health care and housing services.
In the past year, 110 women and 174 children fleeing violence and abuse were welcomed to Martha House. Mary’s Place opened its doors to 251 women who are homeless or street-involved and in need of emergency shelter and advocacy. But demand exceeds our space and we turn away women who are living in vulnerable circumstances on hundreds of occasions every month.
When we invest in the health and well being of women and children, our entire community wins. We’re honoured to offer services that give them hope and restore their dignity.
If you need assistance, please call us. Our Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day.