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Organization: Hiatus House  
Phone Numbers: 519-252-1143
Toll-Free: 1-800-265-5142
Teletype: 519-252-2768
Crisis: 519-252-7781
Fax: 519-252-7296
Website: www.hiatushouse.com
Address:
250 Louis Ave
Windsor, ON
N9A 1W2
Intersection: Louis Ave and Chatham St E
Location: Crosstown bus (or any other bus travelling Wyandotte St.) getting off at Louis. Head north on Louis to corner of Louis and Chatham.Any bus going along Riverside Dr. E, getting off at the stop closest to Louis.
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility Notes: Washrooms, doors, entrance ramp, elevator
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Service Description: Provides Crisis intervention services 24 hours a day * Provides a 42 bed emergency shelter and counselling services for abused women and their children * Long term counselling services are provided for abusive partners, abused women * Public education in the area of domestic violence

Transitional and Housing Support Program: assists abused women and their children with living in a violent-free environment * Program is provided to women living in the community who are currently in an unsafe situation and to women residing in the shelter by helping them with:
•Securing and maintaining housing
•Safety planning
•Financial Assistance
•Legal Options
•Counseling

Crossroads Program: offers short-term (10 week) psycho-educational groups to children 4-16 years old * For safety reasons, mothers must be separated from their abusive partners in order for their children to be eligible for this program * Some group topics include:
•What is Violence?
•Safety Planning
•Responsibility for the Violence
•Conflict Resolution
•Family Challenges & Changes

School Based Program: in partnership with the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board and the Greater Essex County District School Board, service includes individual and group counseling to children within their elementary school setting * Mothers must be separated from abusive partners in order to be eligible for this program

Fresh Start- Women's Program City: program offers long term group therapy for abused women * The primary goal of the Fresh Start women's program is for the women to accept responsibility for their physical and psychological safety * Other important goals include: ?learning choices that are available, ?learning to be assertive, ?learning effective communication and problem solving skills
•Therapy is provided to women in same sex relationships
•Therapy is provided to women who are abusive toward men

Fresh Start- Women's Program County: provides an agency presence for abused women in the County and facilitates access for County residents to our Residential program * The purpose of the County program is to provide group therapy in five locations within the County * These locations include: •Essex, •Amherstburg, •Leamington

Fresh Start- Men's Program: This voluntary program provides group intervention for abusive partners * The primary goal of the program is for men to take responsibility for, and to end, their abusive behavior * Other important goals include: learning alternative behaviours, learning more effective communication and problem-solving skills, identifying and expressing feelings and self-doubts, learning new and more flexible attitudes and expectations about women, learning to express anger in non-oppressive and more constructive ways and identifying the roots of anger and its impact on the abuser and others * Intervention is provided to men in same sex relationships and men who are victims of abuse

Application: A referral is not necessary for residents of Windsor/Essex County however many clients are referred to the agency * Referrals are made by phone
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Hiatus House provides services to victims of domestic violence
Languages: English ; French ; Spanish
Language Note: Interpreters are available for other languages
Area(s) Served:
Essex County  
See Also: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Shelters, Transitional Housing and Drop-in Centres for Women

This information was last completely updated on January 15, 2018

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