Rexdale Women's Centre

Violence Prevention and Crisis Counselling

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Description & Services
Description Not-for-profit, voluntary agency that serves high-need women and their family members  
Multi-service agency offering various programs for women, especially immigrant women, refugee women and women of colour * linguistically and culturally appropriate services  
Violence Prevention and Crisis Intervention Program has the following components: 
•Assistance for women victim of domestic violence, violence prevention and crisis counselling * one-on-one assistance to women who are experiencing domestic violence and dealing with a crisis in their lives * counsellors assist women to understand the cycle of abuse and help women to develop safety plans and strategies to live a life free of violence for themselves and their children 
•Medical and legal referrals and client accompaniment * guidance to women to obtain medical and legal services * client accompaniment on visits * ongoing support while navigating the legal and court systems 
•Support groups for women on spousal abuse * allows women to gain information, share experiences, build confidence and develop safety plans when dealing with abuse 
•Partner assault response groups * offered to court-mandated offenders to better understand the consequences and impact of violence against women, work on accepting responsibility for their violent behaviour and to develop strategies to deal with anger * focuses on anger management, effective communication, coping with stress and the impact abuse has on children
Hours Mon, Tue, Fri 9am-5pm * Wed 9am-8pm * Sat 9am-12noon
Areas Served Greater Toronto Area
Eligibility Services available to: newcomer, immigrant, refugee, Canadian women and their family dependants
Fees None
Languages English ; French - (upon request) ; Arabic ; Bengali ; Bosnian ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Croatian ; Dari ; Farsi (Persian) ; Gujurati ; Hindi ; Italian - Upon request ; Punjabi ; Serbian ; Somali ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Twi ; Urdu ; West Indian dialect ; Assyrian
Contact Information
Address & Map
925 Albion Road, Suite 23
Etobicoke, ON M9V 1A6
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Intersection Islington Ave and Albion Rd
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Office Phone 416-745-0062
Fax 416-745-3995
Primary Contact Christabell Selvalingham, Counsellor; Phone: 416 745 0062 ext 285; Email:
Alternate Contact Lucrecia Lewis,Tahira Dar, Counsellors; Phone: 416 745 0062 ext 260, 298; Email:,
Primary Executive Fatima Filippi, Executive Director
Alternate Executive Guadalupe Herrera, Program Director; Phone: 416-745-0062 ext 261; Email:
Other Details
Established 1978
Funding City / Town ; Donations
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Subjects Accompaniment services ; Anger management ; Assault ; Community centres ; Counselling ; Court assistance ; Legal counselling ; Male offenders ; Medical information ; Support groups ; Woman abuse

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