Anselma House & Haven House


Helping women in the community


519-742-5894 KW

519-653-2422 CAMBRIDGE 

Visit our Shelter Services page to learn more about our two emergency shelters: Anselma House and Haven House. Visit our Outreach Services page to learn more about how we help women in the community.


Child & Youth Program

Support offered to children to assist in their healing. Staff work with moms and children to enhance relationships, communication, conflict resolution, and emotion regulation.

Nurse Practitioners

Available at both Anselma House & Haven House

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Kathy provides consultative assessment services to women and children.

Safe Steps

The “Safe Steps” program otherwise known as “Child Witness” runs three times a year and offers concurrent 10 week groups for moms and their children ages 5-16.  The focus of the groups is on the impact of domestic violence on children. Topics include: self-esteem, healthy boundaries, safety planning, and feelings.

Participants are provided with meals, transportation and childcare.

The Resilience Project

Meets the needs of children and youth with the goal of building relationships between caregivers, peers, and community.

Food & Nutrition

Well balanced meals prepared by our dedicated Food & Nutrition team.

Individual & Group Counselling

A variety of groups for women and children.

Music Therapy

Using music as an alternative to talk therapy and a way to heal from trauma.

Trusting Loving Connections

Trusting Loving Connections (TLC) is a ten (10) week group program about strengthening relationships between a caregiver (s) and a child(ren). Some of the topics covered include: child development, emotional needs of children, creating routines and limits, playing together, and coping with big feelings. 

Check back for details about our next session.

The Family Violence Project

A collaborative of agencies that provides wrap-around, seamless services to victims of domestic violence. Our agency continues to be an onsite partner in the Family Violence Project located at Carizon Family & Community Services. Through our agreement with the domestic violence unit of Waterloo Regional Police Services, safety planning is offered to women by one of our Outreach workers whenever a criminal charge related to domestic violence is laid.