Ernestine's Women's Shelter

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Description & Services
Description Ernestine's Women's Shelter provides support and shelter for women and children escaping violence. * place of temporary refuge and support for woman and children who are escaping a range of abusive situations such as physical, sexual, and emotional abuse 
Ernestine's Women's Shelter provides food, shelter and support for single women and families * have trained counselling staff available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day * 24-hour emergency telephone crisis line to support those who do not currently reside at the shelter 
Ernestine's promotes awareness, education and advocates for early intervention and prevention
Hours The service is operating 7 days a week, 24 hours a day  
Office Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-6 pm
Areas Served Etobicoke ; Greater Toronto Area
Fees None
Languages English
Contact Information
Mailing Address Box 141 
Station B 
Etobicoke, ON M9W 5K9
Office Phone Shelter Line: 416-746-3701  
Administration Line: 416-743-1733
Fax 416-743-1732
Crisis Phone 416-746-3701 
Assaulted Women's Helpline: 416-863-0511
Primary Contact Sharlene Tygesen, Co-Director; Phone: (Business) 416-743-1733 ext 1; Email:
Alternate Contact Jill Cunningham, Co-Director; Phone: (Business) 416-743-1733 ext 2; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Khadija Ali, Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: (Business) 416-746-3701 ext 2033; Email:
Other Details
Established 1983
Funding Provincial ; Fundraising ; United Way
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Subjects Advocacy ; Counselling ; Shelters