Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter

Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter provides emergency shelter along with 24-hour crisis assistance, support programs, and counselling for women and children escaping violence. Our holistic shelter programs help women and children to break free from violence, heal from trauma, and ultimately rebuild their lives free from violence and abuse.

Since we opened our doors 35 years ago, we have supported over 4,200 women and 4,500 child and youth clients.


Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, an organization run by women, provides support and shelter for women and children escaping violence.

Ernestine’s assists women and their children in rebuilding their lives by providing crisis intervention and a range of holistic support services, while acknowledging the multitude of issues facing survivors of abuse.

Ernestine’s adapts its services to honour diversity and the unique needs of the individual.

Ernestine’s promotes awareness and education, and advocates for early intervention and prevention.

Etobicoke, Ontario
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890 Caledonia Road Toronto, Ontario M6B 3Y1 Canada