Together with the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, Interval House of Ottawa and the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, Crime Prevention Ottawa is pleased to announce the launch of Unsafe at Home Ottawa, a secure and supportive text and online chat line for victims and survivors of domestic and gender-based violence.

The tool was designed to help women who are living with verbal abuse, emotional abuse, or physical or sexual violence, but are required to stay home due to physical distancing measures during COVID-19. Text and live online chat options allow women to connect with trained professionals to get advice, coping mechanisms and options for staying safe.

About Unsafe at Home Ottawa

  • Text and chat service available 7 days a week from 8:30 am to midnight.
  • Safe technology ensures conversations are confidential and secure.
  • Trained counsellors provide advice, referrals and support in English and French.

Please share the tool and our social media posts with colleagues, friends, family members and neighbours to reach those who need it the most. Our message? You are not alone. You are loved. We’re here to help.

Unsafe at Home Ottawa – Text (613) 704-5535

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