If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
For crisis support and information when there is no immediate danger you can call the 24/7 provincial toll-free Domestic Violence and Crisis Support line at 1-877-977-0007.
In June of 2022, the Manitoba Government announced funding to help alleviate staffing challenges faced by shelters. A Global News article about the plan is available here:
This report contains disturbing information about domestic abuse.
Shelter Safe is an online resource for women and their children seeking safety from abuse. The site has a clickable map to help locate the nearest shelter along with 24 hour phone numbers for those in need of assistance.
You can find information about shelters and second stage housing along with guidance for safety planning and how to support someone who is being abused:
The Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters (MAWS) is an association of women’s shelters. MAWS works to support organizations in service to people experiencing abuse. This includes leadership, training and public education.
The MAWS web site features information about topics related to gender-based violence. You can also find contact details for shelters in Manitoba along with information about training and events:
MAWS member shelters are listed with links on this page:
There is also a page with links for affiliate member organizations providing support to survivors:
The website for First Nation Shelters of Manitoba offers information about abuse and safety planning as well as contact information for and details about the services provided by First Nation Shelters in our province:
Details for the shelters can be found here:
There is also a helpful FAQ to address common questions about staying at a shelter:
More information about First Nation shelters can be found on the Circling Buffalo web page for Manitoba First Nations Family Violence Prevention:
The Circling Buffalo community driven holistic approach is described in a CTV video at this link which includes videos about family violence prevention and healthy relationships:
A video about First Nation Shelters of Manitoba and their approach to ending family violence can be found at the above link and also on the Circling Buffalo site here: