NWT Family Violence Shelters (Shelter Network)

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Wed, 02/27/2019 - 15:29

Keeping Women and Children Safe

If you are experiencing violence at home and are looking for help, contact us. Whether you need a safe place to stay, an Emergency Protection Order or someone to talk to, we're here to help.

Our 24/7 crisis line is available whenever you need us: 1-866-223-7775

NWT Family Violence Shelters

Alison McAteer House – Yellowknife

Crisis line: (867) 873-8257
Toll-free: 1-866-223-7775
Website: www.ywcanwt.ca

Family Support Centre – Hay River

Crisis line: (867) 874-3311
Toll free: (833) 372-3311

Inuvik Transition House – Inuvik

Crisis line: (867) 777-3877

Sutherland House– Fort Smith

Crisis Line: (867) 872-4133
Toll free: (877) 872-5925
Website: www.ywcanwt.ca

Aimayunga Women and Emergency Foster Care Shelter – Tuktoyaktuk

Crisis line: (867) 977-2000


You can access a shelter even if there is not one in your community.

Call our 24/7 crisis line and a worker will help you locate the shelter nearest you.


In addition to providing a safe and anonymous place to stay, shelter staff can help with:

  • Basic needs
  • Safety planning
  • Emotional support
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referral services
  • Advocacy
  • Trained crisis support workers to talk to
  • Transportation for admissions and discharges
  • Education about family violence and risk factors

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