We empower women to move beyond violence.

At Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, we support women and children who are experiencing domestic violence. We operate two emergency shelters: Anselma House in Kitchener and Haven House in Cambridge. We also run a free, confidential, Outreach Program that is available to women in all cities and townships of Waterloo Region. Learn more

How YOU can help – Host a Virtual Fundraiser

There are many creative ways to social distance while supporting women and children in our community who need your help!

How YOU can help during the COVID-19 pandemic…

During this difficult time, we must take precautions to protect our clients, staff and the larger community. The best way YOU can help women and children is by making an online donation. Thank you for your support! Stay safe! Click here for a PDF version.

COVID-19 Important Update

March 16, 2020 Dear Community Partners, As we navigate the impact of COVID-19, we wanted to inform you of precautions we are taking at Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region. We are committed to protecting the safety of our clients, staff and larger community. We...

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Empower women to move beyond violence.

Your gift helps women and children move beyond violence in Waterloo Region.

Anselma House

Anselma House is our 24-hour emergency shelter in Kitchener. It has 45 beds. Our administrative offices are also located here.
24-hr Support Line: 519-742-5894

Haven House

Haven House is our 24-hour emergency shelter in Cambridge. It has 45 beds, and serves Cambridge and North Dumfries Township.
24-hr Support Line: 519-653-2422

Outreach Program

Not everyone who is experiencing domestic violence requires emergency shelter. We also help women in the community through our Outreach Program. Learn more about Outreach.

Get Involved


Make a cash donation, donate items from our Wish List, attend one of our fundraising events, donate securities, remember us in your will. and more Learn more.


Host a fundraising event, create your own fundraising page. Raise money for women and their children who are fleeing domestic violence and abuse. Learn more.


Use your education, skills and expertise to help women and children move beyond violence to live safer, happier lives.          Learn more.


Looking for a meaningful way to use your spare time to help women and children move beyond violence? Volunteer with us. Learn more.