About Us | Huron Women’s Shelter

As of April, 2019, we are proud to now be a pet-friendly shelter.  Visit our News Page for details!

We provide the following services:

Emergency Shelter – A 10 bed facility in Goderich, supporting women and children who are experiencing abuse or homelessness.

24/7 Support and Information Phone Line – Access to support and information from a counsellor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – call 1-800-265-5506

Second Stage Housing – Three geared to income apartment buildings (22 apartments) located in Exeter, Clinton and Goderich – each with counsellors on-site.

Counselling – Outreach Counsellors are available and can meet with women in their home communities.  Counselling for children and youth who have witnessed or experienced violence is available at the shelter, second stage and in schools throughout the county.  Group counselling sessions are offered throughout the year for women and children at various locations.

Family Court Support – Support for women who have experienced domestic violence and are moving through the family court system.  Trained staff provide information, referrals, debriefing, court accompaniment and more.

We also provide court support and advocacy as needed and community education.  Staff are available to facilitate workshops or speak on topics related to violence against women.

Board of Directors

Michele Campbell-Gaynor, Chair

Sara Wisking- Vice Chair

Jennifer Verdam-Woodward-Treasurer

Colin Carmichael

Debra Marshall

Heather Percival

Sara Wisking

Sally Leitch

Carolynne Champagne

Executive Director 

To be announced

Download a copy of our most recent annual report here.


As an organization our primary funding sources are the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Huron County Property and Social Services, Southwest LHIN.  We are also grateful to be a supported partner of the United Way Perth-Huron.  In addition, we are very appreciative of the many community groups, service clubs, congregations, businesses and individuals who support the work of the organization through their fundraising efforts and donations.   The work of ending violence against women could not be done without all of these contributions!

Donations to support the general operations of the organization are gratefully accepted at any time.  Click the Donate Now button on any page of this website to donate online.

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