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Description and Services
Description (Service) 16-bed Short term Crisis Intervention Shelter for abused women and their children: 
 
Provides 24hr telephone support * all calls are confidential, no call display and callers will be directly connected to a worker  
 
* Outreach Services available in 5 locations throughout Renfrew County to abused women and their children * Services to children and youth who witness violence  
 
* Public Speaking & workshops available to the community 
 
* Volunteer Opportunities - recruitment ongoing, see website  
 
Family Court Support Worker Program -- information on the family court process * assistance in preparing for family court proceedings (documenting history of abuse, accessing Legal Aid) * referral to specialized services and supports in the community * safety planning * court accompaniment to proceedings when appropriate  
 
* Group for men called "Caring Dads" 
 
* Transitional Support assists with housing * educational, employment and financial support as well as other social resources that women may need to live independently and securely as valued members of our society * A bilingual Transitional Support Worker is available for clients requesting this service
Hours Administration Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Shelter Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Renfrew County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Admission to Shelter - women ages 16 years and older * Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian * Community Outreach Services - women 16 years of age and older * Family Court Support Worker Program victims of domestic violence involved in the family court process
Application Self referral
Languages English ; French - Resources, support available upon request ; Other Language Resources, support available upon request
Fees None
Service Categories Child Abuse Prevention ~ Fathers ; Crime Victim Accompaniment Services ; Domestic Violence Hotlines ; Domestic Violence Shelters ; Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services ; General Crime Victim Assistance ; Outreach Programs ~ Abused Women ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling ~ Abused Women ; Transitional Housing/Shelter ~ Abused Women
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-732-7776
Toll Free Phone 1-800-267-4930
After Hours Phone 1-800-267-4930 or 613-732-3131
TTY Phone 613-732-3131
Crisis Phone 1-800-267-4930 and 613-732-3131
Fax 613-732-8667
E-Mail wssshs@wsssbmh.org
Website www.wsssbmh.org
Primary Executive Leigh Sweeney, Executive Director
Names
Alternate Name Family Court Support Worker Program ; FCSWP
Former Name Women's Shelter & Support Services (Jan 2009)
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Pembroke
Address & Map Pembroke, ON
 
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Mailing Address PO Box 244 
Pembroke, ON K8A 6X3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Other Details
Established 1979
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services Ministry of Child and Youth Services ; Donations
Resources English and French resource materials
Resources Lending Library available Monday-Friday 9 am-4 pm by appointment
Accreditation FOCUS Accreditation is pleased to announce that Bernadette McCann House for Women has been successful in its bid to be accredited. 
Accreditation extends from November 2012 until November 2016

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