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Organization: Denise House (The)  
Phone Numbers: 905-728-7311
Toll-Free: 1-800-263-3725
TTY: 905-728-4394
Fax: 905-728-1240
King Stevenson Postal Outlet
PO Box 30560
Oshawa, ON
L1J 8L8
Accessibility: Partially Accessible    Partially Accessible
Accessibility Notes: Ramp at main entrance.
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Executives: Sandra McCormack - Executive Director
Service Description: A safe and confidential shelter for women and children. Programs and services offered include:

Emergency Shelter - 27 beds for women and children. Meals, clothing and basic necessities are provided.

Support and Crisis Counselling - Staff and volunteers provide options and alternatives to aid women in making choices. Weekly in-house support group.

Community Child and Youth Program - Child and youth workers provide support to children and teenagers who come to the shelter.

Housing Support - Assistance with housing searches, landlord advocacy and start-up costs.

Information and Referral - Referrals to outside agencies and resources such as: police, lawyers, legal aid and counselling services.

Community Support Services - Support groups, telephone contact and in-house visits are available to women who would like ongoing support once they have left the shelter.

Non-resident Counselling Services - Counselling is available to women who do not reside at the shelter.

Public Education - Presentations, outlining the issues of violence against women can be offered to the general public. Representation and resources are also provided for larger community events. 

Transitional Support to Women in the Community - Assistance to women to establish lives for themselves and their children free from violence while they stay in their own communities.

Community Child and Youth Counsellor  - Individual supportive counselling is offered for children and youth between the ages of 5 - 18, who have experienced or witnessed abuse in their home.

Mom and Me: Together We Learn, Together We Grow - A group for children 5-14 along with their moms that runs consecutively.

Application: Waiting Period - Fluctuates depending on bed availability.
Eligibility / Target Population: Must be female and have suffered some sort of abuse.
Languages: English * French
Language Notes: French interpretation available upon request
Area Served:
Durham Region  
See Also: Adult Survivors of Abuse
Crisis Intervention
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Shelters, Transitional Housing and Drop-in Centres for Women

This information was last completely updated on November 9, 2018

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