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Bernadette McCann House

Site: Bernadette McCann House

Service: Transitional Support Services

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Alternate Name RCC
Former Name Women's Shelter & Support Services (Jan 2009)
Legal Name Bernadette McCann House
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Pembroke
Address & Map
Confidential location
Pembroke, ON
Intersection Pembroke St and MacKay St
Mailing Address c/o Bernadette McCann House 
PO Box 244 
Pembroke, ON K8A 6X3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Supporting women who have experienced abuse to transition to independent living * women may be living separate from their abuser and/or residing in an emergency shelter * social housing or other accommodations * women may be living with their abusers and would like assistance with increasing their safety and the safety of their children * worker will support women to identify the supports * goals * and transition plans they need * service will respect a woman's right to make her own choices
Sup. Description The TH&SS Worker may provide other supports including * Safety Planning * Ransitional Planning, women will decide on their needs and goals * Financial Planning - develop a budget * Obtain proper identification * Advocate with other Services ie. Housing, Ontario Works, ODSP, etc * Referrals- counseling, community resources, legal asistance, etc. * Accompaniment and support for appointments with Police, FCS, Lawyers, etc
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm * Shelter and crisis line Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Renfrew County
Boundaries Renfrew County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Women ages 16 and up who may be living separate from their abuser(s) and/or residing in an emergency shelter, social housing or other accommodations * Women ages 16 and up who may be living with their abuser(s) and would like assistance with increasing their safety and the safety of their children
Application Apply by telephone
Languages English ; French - Bilingual support is available by arrangement
Fees None
Service Categories Domestic Violence Shelters ; Sexual Assault Shelters
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 Toll free 1-800-267-4930
Fax 613-732-8667
Primary Contact Megan Ruffolo, Transitional Support Caseworker
Alternate Contact Susan Spence, Transitional Support Caseworker
Volunteer Coordinator Melinda Wood, Volunteer Services Coordinator
Primary Executive Leigh Sweeney, Executive Director
Other Details
Established March 1979
Funding Grants ; Fundraising ; Donations ; Ministry of Community & Social Services, Ministry of Children & Youth Servies
Print Material Some French resource materials * DVD's
Resources Lending Library of Books and Video's available Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Accreditation Yes, FOCUS Accreditation November 2012-November 2016

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